Avaaz – New Age Activism

Avaaz is a global civic organization of over 44 million members in 194 countries. The organization focuses on a variety of different social issues such as climate change, poverty,human rights and animal rights. The organization was founded and currently led by Ricken Patel, a graduate of Oxford University. Tom Pravda, Tom Perriello, Eli Pariser, and David Madden are among the co founders of the organization.
Avaaz is an internet centered activist group, focusing on reaching their goals through online campaigns and petitions. With the organization being centered around the internet, Avaaz can go beyond the location restraints of traditional activist groups and reach large numbers of people around the globe. Being launched in 2007, the group is fairly young reaching 10 years of establishment this year(2017). Over that short amount of time the group has managed to grow at an extremely rapid pace, becoming one of if not the most powerful civil organization in the world.
Avaaz, which means voice in several languages, started off with a goal to unite people from all over the world through common problems, with the common want of making the world into the world that people want. By not necessarily focusing on the quality of the world today but instead focusing on what people of the world want it to be, and producing a plan to reach the the ideal world. Their plan is to let every individual have a voice ,but at the same time work together as an organization to reach whatever goal is in mind. By visiting the Avaaz website, anyone can start a petition on any issue from something as small as something in your community to something that effects millions of people around the world.

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