Avaaz – Who Knew?

Avaaz – Who Knew?

Avaaz is a civic organization that advocates global activism on many issues a few being human rights, animal rights, and poverty. The name Avaaz is symbolic and stands for what this type of company was working towards which is to help give people a voice, which is what the word âvâz means in english. The founder of the civic organization was a man named Ricken Patel. He was a Oxford University graduate and he studided politics, philosophy, and economics. He originally worked for an international crisis group that went around the world including Sierra Leone, Libera, and Afghanistan. He was able to learn how to start up negotiations and monitor elections while even being able to help restore people’s faith in a political system that was corrupted and failed to govern them correctly.

Avaaz has campaigned all over the world and these campaigns are managed by people working in over 30 different countries. They are able to unite their members by employing online petitions and videos. They use the suggestions made by the different members and a team of highly trained specialists decided if the suggestion will have a potential to cause a big effect. If they decided that it will have the wanted effect, then they send out an email to other members to see what they think and if there is enough of a response from everyone then they will open up a campaign.

Avaaz ideology is that they want to be able to practice all kinds of ideology and close the gap between people and want everyone to be able to unite with each other and have a greater compassion and care for each other.

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