Bonnie Abaunza has dedicated her life to humanitarian work, human rights and social justice advocacy. Founder of Artists for Amnesty International, she ran the program for seven years, followed by leadership of Social Action for Participant Media. Before founding the Abaunza Group, Bonnie directed the philanthropic foundation for Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer. She has served as a consultant for the United Nations’ International Labour Organization. The Abaunza Group produces high level social impact campaigns for films, documentaries and critical causes.
Bonnie’s work has touched nearly every aspect of human rights, as she has brought hard-hitting campaigns and major celebrity engagement to issues as diverse as child slavery, campus sexual assault, ethnic cleansing in Indonesia and much more.
Bonnie is the Wizardess of Oz in the human rights community. Look behind the curtain on many of the key campaigns and there she is.
She invented a new type of social activism and cause marketing. She’s a real pioneer in the merging of celebrity and issues in a way that produces tangible materials and positive change.