Avaaz is a civic organization launched in January 2007. Avaaz promotes a global activism on matters such as human rights, climate change, animal right, poverty, corruption, and conflicts. It is one of the world’s most extensive and most influential activist networks.
The co-founders of the company were Richen Patel, Tom Pravda, Tom Perriellowho is the former Virginia congressman, Eli Pariser, MoveOn Executive Director, Andrea Woodhouse and Jeremy Heimans, the co-founder of purpose.com. The president of the organization is Richen Patel, and the other board members are Sam Barratt and Ian Bassin.
Purpose and Achievements
The company launched a new platform that supports thousands to start campaigns and win them as well at national, local and international levels. They have a total of 44 members in 194countries worldwide. A team of campaignersmanages the global campaign, carrying out their work from over 30 countries, including India, United Kingdom, Brazil, and Lebanon. One of their most significant victories was the Paris Climate Award the company won for the hard work they put on fighting climate change which was a great achievement of human unity.
Campaigns Selection Process
The campaign to communicate with one another via emails, and they apply campaign tactics like online public petitions and email-your-leader tools. They also use commissions’ legal advice and advertisements to clarify how best one can take a campaign forward. Campaign suggestions come from members supplemented by specialists’ guidance. Tester emails are then polled to members of the Avaaz after ideas have been taken up as having potential. The campaign is then opened to the Avaaz members if the emails receive a sufficient response.
Avaaz brings together practical idealists all over the globe. Richen Patel, the director, said that their mission is to close the gap the world mostpeople everywhere want and the world we have. Avaaz supports causes considered progression like challenging Monsanto and calling for a global action on climate change.
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