As a global activist organization, Avaaz seeks to make the world a better place, remaking the world away from the one it is into one that most people actually want. They address a broad range of issues including those that affect everyone, such as climate change and human rights. They also address other really important issues such as animal rights, including both experimentation, the rights of wild animals to exist, and the welfare of farm animals. They also address local issues affecting nations such as poverty, conflict, and corruption.
Avaaz, which means “voice”, seeks to give a voice to the majority in how they want the world to be a more fair and just place for everyone. They have empowered people around the world by finding ways for them to get attention for their issues and then soliciting change. Many voices are more powerful than just a few, or one, which can change conditions for people in a profound way and more information click here.
Made up of a management team and volunteers around the world, Avaaz gets people to take action primarily online. They ask their members to sign petitions as well as contact their representatives on important issues. They also get people to contact and lobby government officials so that justice is achieved. They have also funded media campaigns and created calls for direct action including in-person protests and learn more about Avaaz.
Any member can submit a call for action on the Avaaz website, launching a petition. Each call for action is vetted by people at Avaaz and if the petition has merit it could eventually be sent out to everyone that is a member of the organization. Avaaz calls what they do people-powered politics where the voice of thousands can affect change to what decisions are made by those that hold high positions in government and http://www.ngo-monitor.org/ngos/avaaz/.