Fighting Civil and Economic Injustices with Avaaz

In this era of digital technology, the society is struggling to breach in the gap between the societies we have today and the one we desire for the future. Characterized by increasingly rising cases of corruption, conflict, climate issues, and human injustices, a lot of organization are fighting hard to change the outlook of things. One organization that is determined to achieve it all is Avaaz.

Avaaz in most Middle Eastern, European, and Asian languages is a name meaning “voice.” Derived from this name, Avaaz is a Civil US-based organization founded in 2007 with the sole objective of fighting for the social, civil, and economic rights of the marginalized groups in the society. Thanks to the advancement of technology, Avaaz has capitalized on the use of technology and the internet, in particular, to empower people and help in crucial decision-making processes.

Currently, the Avaaz has a global population of about 44 million members and a presence in 194 countries and six continents. Avaaz activism model is simple. Through their website that is accessible in 17 different languages, people from all over the world can gather and raise the issues that are affecting them and the society around them. With this list of problems, the organization is able to organize online petitions and sometimes carry out peaceful demonstration thus putting pressure on the elected leaders, making them take the necessary actions.

Both regionally, Avaaz has helped carry out successful activism that has contributed to making the world a better place. For instance the Paris Climate Accord. Arguably, this is one of the biggest achievements of the group. Through online sensitization, Avaaz was able to get people to do a peaceful match hence giving the world’s leaders the political will to end the war against fossil fuel.

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1 thought on “Fighting Civil and Economic Injustices with Avaaz”

  1. So interesting we are having something like this, i now see stronger voices been heard and people being more united. According to grademiners writers who has given superb review in their journal, Avaaz sole aim is fighting for the social, civil, and economic rights of the marginalized groups in the society.

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