Building bridges to drive sustainable change

 

 

 

Humans . Animals . Environment

Umano—a non-profit organization

CHANGE THROUGH EMPATHY

A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME

We believe that radical or critical empathy is intersectional and takes humans, animals, and the environment into account. 

Engaging in empathy is naturally anxiety-inducing as we can never be sure if our assumptions of another’s experience are correct. 

Studies indicate that knowledge, courage, and self-empowerment play a key role in taking empathetic action

UMANO CINEMA

The story of Kaavan – a Umano production

HELP CAPTIVE ANIMALS

We’ve compiled a list of videos we think everyone needs to see.

   CURATED CONTENT

The Umano Short Film Festival is open to short films from any country which are under 20 minutes in length.

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EMPATHY SELF-ASSESSMENT

CRITICAL EMPATHY WORKSHOPS

IDEAS FOR COMMUNITY ACTION

COMMUNITY GRANTS

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OUR MISSION

Harnessing the power of compassion to help create a world which fosters authentic stewardship towards each other, animals, and the environment.

    THE EMPATHY PLEDGE

    I believe that Empathy can reduce suffering in the world, therefore I pledge that:

    • I will make a conscious effort to enhance my empathetic abilities
    • I will be mindful of my ego which can discourage my ability to relate to others
    • I will stand and speak up for the well-being of humans, animals, and our planet
    • I will align my thoughts, speech, and actions with the core principle of empathy

    SIGN THE PLEDGE

    “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

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    THE KAAVAN PLEDGE

     

    I pledge to think critically and with compassion about my relationship with animals 

    - I will advance my knowledge about the sentience of animals
    - I will research and consider my decisions to use products and support activities that abuse and exploit animals
    - I will learn about what happens to animals in industrial farming, laboratories, zoos, circuses, and fashion
    - I will abstain from participation in animal exploitation and educate others 

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    THE EMPATHY PLEDGE

    I believe that Empathy can reduce suffering in the world, therefore I pledge that:

    - I will make a conscious effort to enhance my empathetic abilities

    - I will be mindful of my ego which can discourage my ability to relate to others

    - I will stand and speak up for the well-being of humans, animals, and our planet

    - I will align my thoughts, speech, and actions with the core principle of empathy

    You have successfully signed up!