How Avaaz Is Bringing Much Needed Change In The World Today
Avaaz is a civic organization that was founded in 2007 in the United States, to empower people of all walks of life and various parts of the world on various issues like corruption, poverty, conflict and climate change. Avaaz is a word meaning voice in many European, Middle Eastern and European languages and through its campaigns, the organization has been a voice in many countries globally.
The members and a team of specialists are available for guidance and set the agenda of Avaaz campaigns. The campaign process involves the signing of petitions, funding of media campaigns, direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments and organizing both online and offline protests and events. The campaigns are in 15 languages and made of a core team on six continents and thousands of volunteers.
Success and Growth
The organization has not only grown in membership but has been successful in its various campaigns. The Paris Climate Accord is one such example. Avaaz greatly mobilized people, raised the majority of the funds, took responsibility for the core logistics and also participated in covering the event. Avaaz has also been a forerunner in ensuring that the internet is free from corporate and governments to control the world over. A factor that has contributed to the growth and success of the organization is that it does not accept funds from the government or corporations. The members fund the organization, and this has made it accountable.
Avaaz has been successful in its agenda and united people from all over the world. The organization has indeed been a voice for the voiceless and brought much-needed change, solutions, and peace. It has succeeded in making the world a much better place.
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