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How Avaaz Helps Amplify the Voices of Its Members

Avaaz is a progressive organization which has the grand mission of making the world we live in closer to the one we want to live in. Millions of members from around the globe are able to organize on issues whether they are local, national, or global in nature. Among the issues that Avaaz has brought to light and fought against are climate change, poverty, and conflict. They support the rights of all living things whether they are humans or animals.

By allowing a way for individuals to collectively take action on a subject, Avaaz is able to amplify their efforts. There are a lot of different types of calls to action on their website. Some campaigns are built around signing a petition. Others want members to contact and lobby their government representatives through ways such as emailing or calling their office. Sometimes the Avaaz members create a protest involving members meeting up at a location, such as out front of a city hall.

Avaaz was established in New York City in January 2007. It has been called the world’s most powerful online activist network by some news sources, such as the Guardian. Two different nonprofits were involved in its founding, MoveOn.org and Res Publica. It was founded because the vast majority of nonprofits are dedicated to a single topic. Avaaz can bring together like-minded individuals to address a wide variety of issues affecting people.

While accepting money from corporations and foundations in the first few years of its existence, Avaaz will now only accept money from smaller donors. The limit anyone can give this nonprofit is $5,000. The individual members of the organization are what support it rather than some other entity that would want to use it for their own causes.

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AVAAZ THE CIVIC RIGHTS RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATION

AVAAZ THE CIVIC RIGHTS RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATION

The world and indeed almost every single country has in the past suffered from issues relating to natural disasters, periodic climatic variations, while as well stretching to human induced factors ranging from personal rights, misuse of public funds by individuals, individual, community based and state against state wars among many other factors. Numerous people, states and organizations have been involved in putting efforts, aiming at informing people on their rights through various modes which extend from civic groups, human rights activists as governmental and non-governmental organizations. Among the many recognized human rights institutions, a U.S. based organization known as Avaaz has stood out as a unique organization. Having only been started in January 2007, Avaaz has grown to become world’s largest and highly influential group functional on an online platform.

Avaaz has its chief operation base at New York in US. The organization was founded by associate groups, Res Publica and moveOn.org aiming at educating people on matters relating to respectable leadership as well as the significance of human rights. Avaaz as a non-governmental organization fights for people’s rights through pleas, holding peaceful demonstrations, giving support to media in areas where community and individual indifference have occurred as well as contributing to assisting individuals affected by disasters. Being a non-governmental organization, Avaaz does not have a specific source of income that fund their activities but rely on willing and supportive members and well- wishers who have successfully aided in raising as much as 20 million US dollars, which by 2009 had paid the organization staff and in addition helped in running the organization activities. Avaaz has agents in nearly every country in the world and the agents work coordinated as a team, receiving information through emails and in turn pass to the public using print media such as journals, chats as well as billboards.

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