Around the world, we're witnessing the effects of broken systems that do not serve the majority of people on this planet or the natural systems we rely on.
Wildfires raging out of control, threats of violence and war, a growing chasm between the wealthiest on this planet and everybody else. Governments no longer work for the people they represent but for the puppet masters who pull the strings for their own personal gain.
It can be hard to look to the future without a sense of unease, to find hope in these dark times. And the people who created this mess, those holding onto power at all costs, will not be the ones to lead us to solutions that work for everyone.
But there are millions of many people around the world working on the ground to bring about solutions, bringing people together to find a common path forward to address our many root problems.
We want to bring together a global community of change makers to speed up and usher in a better human reality and future in harmony with the planet. It's not our place to say what exactly that looks like, but we want to unite change makers across the world to make their visions a reality.
We are currently running a project called the Deep Listening. The co-founders are reaching out to activists across all continents to understand what their hopes are in regards to tackling the root causes of inequality and injustice.
The co-founders of our organisation are a group of women from around the world who have come together to find a better way of supporting grassroots activism and change making. We are all activists and have been supporting other campaigners for decades and know there is real opportunity for change.
Saskia has worked as Campaigns/Programme Director and Senior Manager for a range of international organisations and led campaigning on climate change, women's rights, mental health and anti-corruption. She lived and worked in Uganda for seven years working in and alongside grassroots organisations and is inspired and in awe of what groups of passionate people can achieve.
Ana Sofía Suárez is a campaign strategist with over 10 years of experience running advocacy and public mobilization campaigns on human rights, gender equality, biodiversity, and climate, globally but mostly in Latin American countries.
She has worked at Avaaz, Amnesty International, the UN Mission in Congo, and local organizations in Mexico, India, Cameroon, and Ghana. She has MSc in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics.
Namrata has been working in the international third sector since the early 2000s, campaigning on a wide range of issues in the global north and south.
She has worked with Greenpeace, World Animal Protection, and 350.org, and founded social change agency Cause Impact.
Tracy has been leading and advising on people powered campaigns for more than a decade. She is a co-founder of the Mobilisation Lab guiding social change organisations to achieve greater impact through the use of systems thinking and participatory campaign design.
Wanjiku is an experienced advocacy and campaign strategist. She has led many human-centred strategy development projects for dozens of organisations in Africa. Over the 15 years that she has worked in this area she has trained hundreds of advocates and campaigners working on human rights issues on the continent and beyond.