Often times we overlook issues plaguing the earth. With so much going on in our daily lives and the news often covering violence, we sometimes forget how important global activism is. Issues such as human rights, animal rights, and climate change must be taken seriously. Luckily, there are organizations that spread the message. One of them is Avaaz. The U.S.-based civic organization was launched in Jan. 2007. Back in March 2012, The Guardian’s chief reporter Ed Pilkington called Avaaz “the globe’s largest and most powerful online activist network.”
The word Avaaz means “voice” in many European, Middle Eastern, and Asian languages. Currently, Avaaz campaigns in 17 languages and has a core team in six continents. Thousands of volunteers are on board with the organization to assist the global cause.
Avaaz was co-founded by Res Publica. The individual co-founders are Ricken Patel, Tom Pravda, Tom Perriello, Eli Pariser, David Madden, Jeremy Heimans, and Andrea Woodhouse. Patel is officially the founding president and CEO of Avaaz. He received a Masters degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.
The mission of Avaaz is clear and has been since 2007. The organization hopes to aid citizens in closing the gap between the world we live in today, and the world they want to see. Avaaz encourages millions to take a stand and spread the word on global issues that are often overlooked.
A goal of Avaaz is to unite practical idealists from across the globe. Avaaz has succeeded in aiding refugees with an increase in global support.
Avaaz has over the past years played a huge role in improving the way of life of many individuals. Through their advocation for human rights and many other issues, the organization has helped to ensure that the various unfair problems that happen in people`s daily lives are well addressed. Many people have acquired justice through the support of Avaaz who tirelessly fight towards ensuring that the voices of those considered inferior are heard and processed. The organization puts a lot of attention to the national leaders with the aim of identifying their morals and attitudes towards the social injustices that happen almost daily in each country. They also seek to learn whether the leaders elected by people perform according to their promises as well as their people`s expectations.
In addition to that, the organization has achieved most of its set goals in its operation for the past ten years. Through its exclusive actions, Avaaz has brought many people together and as a result strengthened the bonds between different individuals in the various parts of the continent. The strong relationships that Avaaz has created have helped to ensure that no one suffers under the cruel hands of heartless people who are under authority. The unity that the firm brings to people is one major way through which they have empowered them and motivated them to work together towards receiving justice.
Avaaz is a great inspiration to many people, and many individuals, particularly those who have benefited from their services have enjoyed the chance of receiving their justice and gained a significant commitment towards working together with the organization to deliver the best to everyone. Besides, the team has enabled people gained a relative control on their leaders and guided them towards understanding that they have an impact on the leaders regardless of their social class and place of belonging.
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