1. Women during celebrations organised to mark International Women's Day in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on March 8, 2012 © Phil Moore/IRIN www.irinnews.org

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Athena provides specialist advice, policy analysis and project management on peace and security issues, encompassing human rights, security and violence concerns and development and justice challenges. We offer a gender inclusive approach from A to Z.

Athena provides consultancy services (short and long term) to NGOs, United Nations agencies, governments, businesses and other private actors with a bona fide interest in peace and justice. We work as part of a growing and highly collaborative network of individuals, organisations, companies and institutions who are crafting ways to deliver on the gender justice, human rights, peace and security agenda across the world.

Athena offers depth and diversity of experience, creative thinking and bold vision, attention to detail and reliability, and work of a consistently high quality.

Congolese women wave to UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri, as she arrives in Mambassa, Ituri district, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo to open a newly built police station which includes a unit for the protection of women and children. Courtesy of UN Photo, 24 August 2013.
Congolese women wave to UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri, as she arrives in Mambassa, Ituri district, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo to open a newly built police station which includes a unit for the protection of women and children. Courtesy of UN Photo, 24 August 2013.