Athena Consortium provides specialised technical, advisory and management services related to mediation support, process design and inclusive peace processes; gender equality and women’s participation in public life; eliminating sexual and gender-based violence; the rights of survivors of violence and trauma; armed violence prevention and reduction; and effective project management and design. Services are provided 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 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 gender-inclusive approach.
An endorsement for Athena from Louise Arbour, UN SRSG on International Migration, 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."