With everything going on in the world, from violence to discrimination, it is now more important than ever for us to come together. Several civic non-profit organizations are working around the clock to promote change and global activism on many issues.
Avaaz is one of the worlds largest and most respected online activist network. Founded in 2007, the organization focuses on raising awareness in the areas of climate change, human rights, animal rights, corruption, and so much more. The organization’s name gives true meaning to their purpose. Avaaz is a Persian word meaning “voice” or “song”. Avaaz is the voice for so many individuals who are facing unimaginable challenges every day.
Founding president and Executive Director Ricken Patel has long had a passion for helping others. After studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford University, he went on to receive a Masters degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. After working with organizations like the International Crisis Group and MoveOn.org, Patel decided it was his turn to truly give back. The organization typically supports causes related to climate change, refugee support, and public policy.
The team at Avaaz hopes to empower others to stand for what the belief in. Their belief is that their work will insight good people to action, creating a world full of positivity and change and more information click here.
Through their online platform, individuals and organizations can create campaigns petitions to raise awareness for a cause of their choice. Currently, the organization has more than 40 million members in more than 190 countries who are ready to make a difference.