Athena Consortium provides specialised technical, advisory and management services related to gender equality; women’s inclusion and women’s rights in peace processes; masculinities and violence; eliminating sexual and gender-based violence; the rights of survivors of violence and trauma; armed violence prevention and reduction; and inclusive peacebuilding. Athena provides advice on mediation support, process design and facilitation and participatory peace processes on a consultancy or secondment basis.
Our name, Athena, evokes the importance of women's agency and wisdom in matters of peace, armed conflict and war.
Athena deploys highly qualified and professional specialists and multi-disciplinary practitioners, carefully selected to assure quality and depth of expertise. A central value and identifying feature of Athena is that all our work premises a gendered approach.
An endorsement for Athena from Louise Arbour, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Former President CEO and President of International Crisis Group: "Peace processes need people to support them who understand about those processes, as well as still too often neglected gender issues: Athena is rare in offering both"