What is Avvaz?
Avaaz was launched in January, 2007 as a civic organization based in the United States. The goal of Avvaz is to promote global activism. According to The Guardian, Avaaz is “the globe’s largest and most powerful online activist network.”
The mission of Avaaz is simple: “Organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want.” -https://secure.avaaz.org/page/en/about/
What issues does Avvaz promote?
Avaaz promotes issues including human rights, animal rights, climate change, poverty, conflict, and corruption.
What does Avaaz mean/stand for?
Avaaz translates to “song” or “voice” which derives from the Persian word, آواز (âvâz).
With nearly 45 million members worldwide, and growing, the secure website https://secure.avaaz.org/ offers many areas to become educated and to get involved. The website translates to your language, with various versions to select from in the header.
Here are a few of the things you can read or take part in on the Avaaz website:
Join the Conversation
Commitment to Accuracy
Happening Right Now
Because of how advanced technology is today, as well as the growing global interdependence ethic, the constraint of having to build a body of voters for each separate issue no longer applies. Avaaz does not focus on budgets or staffing like other networks. Their global team works on any and every issue that is of public concern and allows for much flexibility and scale.
The online community housed by Avaaz acts as a sounding board for those to bring attention to any issue, new and old. With their positive mission, morals, and business ethics, it is no wonder why so many are joining every minute. Be a part of the Avaaz movement today, and sign up!