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Women's Centers International

Home of the Women's Centers Movement

WCI creates safe gathering places for women affected by poverty and displacement to access key resources. 

A Women's Center provides skills training and a support network to foster women's agency over their lives.  

A Women's Center promotes healing from trauma and personal growth, enabling each woman

to build the future she desires for herself, her family, and her community. 

 Women's Centers Network

Each Center adapts the Women's Center Model to local culture and needs.  Key programs include literacy and training for improved livelihoods. All Centers  develop trauma-informed psychological support initiatives.


KENYABaraka Women's Center, Nairobi

Ten years in operation with 1,242 registered                   members.


KENYA - Baraka 2, BWC's satellite initiative in Rumuruti, Laikipia County, began in mid-2022 to serve Maasai women, currently about 300 members.


KENYA - BMFA retail business, Thika, Kiambu County ; provides vocational training programs along with a storefront for retail sales of products crafted by BWC members.


KENYA - Women's Power Center in Northern Kenya (WPCINK) in Kakuma Refugee camp; in development to serve the needs of displaced women; 150 women registered Jan 2023.


DR CONGO – Umoja Women's Center, Goma, North Kivu; opened July 2022. Serving war-displaced women. 100+ women registered.


UGANDADreams Destined Women Center ,Mukono – new Center in development to serve young mothers.


SYRIA –  Al Furat Women Center , Deir ez Zor; new Center in development to support livelihood development for widows.


USA Oakland Women's Center, Oakland CA reopened Dec 2022 as a virtual resource Center, serving primarily women of color in the East Bay area of Northern California.


WCI Videos

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Amazing Place

This 23-minute film takes you on an exploration of Nairobi’s  slums with the women who live there, and to Baraka Women’s Center, the amazing place where they discover their gifts, choose their path, and deploy their powers.

The Women's Centers Master Class

Available Online

A self-paced course 

based on The Women's Centers Guide 


           Contact Susan@WomensCentersIntl.org


Best practices for establishing and operating a Women’s Center in environments where women are marginalized by conflict and poverty.  The Women's Centers Model can be adapted across cultures and demographic contexts.  

WCI Podcast



Wise Women Interviews



All episodes: Listen HERE 

Also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify