Popular news publication The Guardian consider Avaaz to be “the globe’s largest and most powerful online activist network“. That’s word for word how the organization is looked upon by the people who support it and benefit from it. Much like Facebook connects people through their location and network of family and friends, Avaaz has been bringing people together since 2007 through their shared interest in world issues like climate change, human rights, and animal rights.
If you have a passionate desire to help the world, Avaaz puts the world at your fingertips and helps you do so. As the site itself documents, there are over 45 million people just like you right now seeking to change the world and make it a better place. That number isn’t shabby by any standard.
Avaaz is just a platform. It’s the people and tools within the platform that makes change happen. One of the most popular tools that Avaaz has at its disposal are the many user-created petitions that let you pick a cause and then gather electronic signatures from around the world. With over 45 million people on the network, many of the petitions can generate a real buzz around a particular cause and serve as pressure on authorities to generate that change.
Everyone has something they’re passionate about, something they want to “get out there” and Avaaz is a great way to do so. Since 2007, millions of people have used Avaaz as a way to let their voice be heard on a number of social change issues. Change campaigns are available in 15 languages worldwide. As more people continue to discover this platform for change, there will be more of what Avaaz viewed as “people-powered politics” around the world. The platform currently powers politics in its own unique way online.
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