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, and directing the philanthropic foundation for Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer.

She currently consults for the United Nations agency, the International Labour Organization, where she launched the ILO’s artist engagement program ( She spearheaded the ILO’s End Slavery Now and Red Card to Child Labour campaigns and cultivates artists and athletes for the ILO’s Goodwill Ambassador Program. She is simultaneously taking on campus sexual assault with social action campaigns for the groundbreaking documentary The Hunting Ground, and human rights in Indonesia in support of Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence.