Avaaz is a united states based civic organization which promotes global activism on various issues concerning human rights, animal rights, climate change, depravity, ambivalence, and poverty. It is considered to be the world largest and the most powerful online activist network. The name Avaaz is a transliteration of the Persian word ‘avaz’ meaning voice or song. It has a simple democratic mission which is to organize citizens of all nations. This way they close the gap between the world and the people everywhere. Empowerment of people from all walks of life is one of the critical missions and Twitter.com.
The organization tends to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues. Their model of internet organizing allows thousands of individual efforts to be rapidly combined into a potent collective force. It campaigns in 15 languages. It is served by a core team on six continents and thousands of volunteers. They take action mainly by signing petitions, calling and lobbying governments, organizing offline protests, funding media campaigns and emailing. They do all this to ensure that the views and values of the global world inform the decision that affects us all and learn more about Avaaz.
Avaaz’s online community can act as a megaphone to call attention to new issues. It is also considered a lightning rod to channel public concern into a targeted campaign as well as a stem cell that grows into whatever form of advocacy best suited to meet an urgent need. Avaaz aims to reach a scale that could make a difference from country to country. The staff listen to members and suggests actions that they can undertake to affect the broader world. Avaaz is neither funded by the government nor corporate sponsors instead it is wholly member-funded. Avaaz is a source of great hope whose belief is together we can build a bridge from the world we have to the world we want and resume their.
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