Margaret Mead, a famous anthropologist, states that “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. The world we are living today is a far cry from what one would wish it to be. The most important things in life have become secondary. Greed, self-interest, civil wars and poverty have taken Center stage. The people who are mandated by their respective citizens to guard their rights have all gone rogue, and the results are devastating.
The biggest percentage of the conflicts, arise from hate speeches by leaders. It causes ethnic divisions and civil wars. Avaaz has taken to the social media to tip-off the people on leaders who preach hate to serve their interests.This awareness, has had profound positive changes in peoples lives.
Suppression and silencing voices of reason is a common tactic used in authoritarian countries. Avaaz understands this and uses like-minded partners to sensitize the issues hence raising awareness and a call for action.
Richard Rogers States,” The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved”. Mother Earth can live without us but we cannot without it. Pollution from multinational oil companies affects both flora and fauna. Due to the weight of this issue, Avaaz has prioritized this issue by directly writing to the subject companies, and organizing mass action if they fail to address pollution problem.
Corruption has impoverished developing countries and crippled rendering of essential government services. Avaaz discusses these issues on social media which in turn educates the affected people on their rights to quality services and ways of pressuring the people in power to make the changes.
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