Every day is International Women's Day
Women's Centers International
Home of the Women's Centers Movement
WCI creates safe gathering places in environments that exclude women from 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.
from Baraka Women's Center
"Our teacher Wanjiru introduced a mentorship program which made my self-esteem to go high and my confidence improve. I am in love with who I am and have started dreaming of the great woman I can become."
"She asked me if I needed another job far from my husband and a place I can be protected, counseled, and mentored as a young mother. I was so thrilled and I agreed. The following day she came for me and we went to Baraka Women’s Center."
"BWC is surely a place for women who are desperate and have nowhere to go. One day with them changed my life completely."
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
Now Available Online!
A self-paced course based on The Guide with added special features.
With registration for the
Master Class, receive a complementary
PDF Edition of The Guide
The Women's Centers Guide
This Guide presents best practices for establishing and operating a Women’s Center in environments where women are marginalized by conflict and poverty.
The knowledge offered in this Guide derives from successes and failures during field application of the Women’s Centers Model in four locations since 2006.
The Model is rooted in the millennia-old tradition of women gathering for mutual support. A Women’s Center enhances this tradition with contemporary tools and management practices for resource delivery. The Model can be adapted across cultures and demographic contexts.
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