Avaaz founded in 2007 is the United States based civic organization that operates internationally. The organization promotes global activism on various issues of concerns worldwide.Avaaz founding President and Chief Executive Officer are Ricken Patel since 2006. Ricken Patel is a worldly gentleman who worked for the International Crisis Group around the world. Ricken studied economics philosophy and politics. Mr. Patel received a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.
The Avaaz Idea
The formation of Avaaz is to work diligently to close the gap between the world of issues one is experiencing today and the world most people worldwide prefer which would consist of fewer issues and more civil communication. The word Avaaz was chosen specifically for the Avaaz organization. The transliteration of Avaaz means voice, in which this is what’s needed to be a progressive activist.
Forms of Activism Participation
Activism is promoted year after year on these worldwide common issues listed below.
- Human Rights
- Animal Rights
- Climate Change
The Avaaz organization puts forth exceptional effort to promote socially politically economically and environmentally to the issue of concern noticed with the goal of getting the issue resolved or improved depending on the issue topic. There are several forms of activism that could be utilized, from writing letters to politicians to rallies or street marches. The point is people working together peacefully towards satisfying the appointed issue voicing their opinion.
How Avaaz Work
Avaaz based in the U.S. operates internationally through the technology of the World-Wide-Web. Avaaz global web movement connection brings people- powered politics to one online platform for making decisions and discussing matters globally.Avaaz.org was co-founded by a public sector of community professionals focused on promoting civic virtue and deliberate democracy for all.Group members worldwide come together by specific networks or social group to form national chapters, each chapter is responsible for their financial budget and decision-making structure. Avaaz has an appointed global team with lead members who are mandated to work on public concern issues and campaigns. Avaaz web movement is member funded there are no government business grants or corporate sponsors funding and Avaaz worldwide networks will not accept funds from either source which keeps Avaaz overall independent and committed to their cause.
Avaaz Campaign Process
Avaaz campaign suggestions come from members. The campaign suggestions are managed by a team of campaigners that are located in over 30 countries. The campaigner communicates by email and once a suggestion campaign is chosen the form of reacting on the issue is chosen may it be a rally, a human chain or a march down Main Street as an activist of Avaaz the point is getting a response to the issue. Avaaz at times consult legal advice on the form of tactic they plan to use to avoid illegal consequences of protesting as a supporting activist.
The dedication and leadership of Ricken Patel and the 46,667,611 members of Avaaz.org . Avaaz are known as the largest most powerful online productive activist networks.