Atria was established in 2012, after a merger between Aletta, institute for women’s history and E-Quality, Information centre for gender, family and diversity issues. Atria wants to connect women’s history and information on women and gender, with policy, topical matters and politics. The motto is Sharing the past, debating the present, creating the future. Atria houses one of the oldest collections on women and gender world-wide, and documents and preserves women’s history. Placing issues in an historical perspective makes the institute unique.