With the increasing global issues such as climate change, poverty, human rights, and conflicts, global activists are much needed. Therefore, Avaaz has come to help those people affected by different situations by offering them a voice to air their grievances and opinions. Avaaz is an online activist platform with a common mission of closing the gap between the world we have and the world everybody wants. Avaaz was launched in 2007, and it has been active in many countries in the world.
Avaaz aims at empowering millions of citizens from different parts of the world so that they can take action on the national and regional issues affecting them. These problems can be conflicts and even climate change effects like global warming. Avaaz has been working online, but they also have members from different countries like UK, Lebanon, Brazil, and India. They communicate to members via emails, calls and they also employ different campaign tactics like advertisements and more information click here.
Avaaz is under the great leadership of Rick Patel; president and executive director who is highly educated. Rick Patel has vast experience as he has worked for International Crisis Group which has been very active in many countries like Afghanistan, Liberia, and Sudan. He learned very many tips on restoring public faith in political systems. He is well equipped with knowledge on how to use online tools to support activism. In collaboration with others, Rick Patel want to see good governance in the world.
Avaaz has been very pivotal in mobilizing support for climate action. The Paris Climate Accord is one of the greatest achievement of Avaaz. The online activist network has also helped in the defeat of the Murdoch mafia. Also, Avaaz assisted in the shutdown of Monsanto factories to reduce the pollution effects of the factory and its pesticides. On top of that, the organization has been able to mobilize funds to help millions of citizens affected by different humanitarian disasters. Avaaz uses funds from its members who comfortably offer to enhance Avaaz campaigns and activities and learn more about Avaaz.
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Human Rights Foundation, an organization, based in New York was launched in 2005 by its President and founder Thor Halvorssen. Thor is half Norwegian and half Venezuelan and was born and raised in Caracas. His background is of heads of State and adventurers. Oystein who was Thor’s paternal grandfather served as a King’s Counsel in Venezuela during the world war two. When the Germans invaded Oystien home, he abstracted all the Norway’s merchant convoy to the port in Venezuela. Thor’s mother originated from the first president of Venezuela, Cristobal Mendoza and the military leader who assisted the Latin America’s independence from Spain Simon “The Liberator” Bolivar. Working and helping in the humanitarian sector is something that runs in Thor’s family, and it is not a point of discussion when it comes to serves for humanity.
Thor’s family has suffered while fighting for human rights, his father was jailed and tortured after exposing the government’s corruption while working as a drug czar in Venezuela. On the other hand, his mother was shot in an anti-Hugo Chavez protest. His Website, Even his extended family has been in the frontline in fighting corruption as Leopoldo Lopez his first cousin and a known continuous challenger of the Chavista administration, is currently jailed in a Venezuelan prison. Thor is very committed as a social activist, and he says he loves people and humanity and he considers himself a “classic liberal.”
Thor Halvorssen is a Venezuelan human right activist who was born on March 9, 1976. Thor is also a film producer, and his significant contribution is in the public interest advocacy, individual rights and civil liberties, public policy, as well as pro-democracy advocacy. Through his efforts to fight for humanity, Thor founded Oslo Freedom Forum a movement that is described as a human rights festivals. He is also the President of the Human Rights Foundation which is an organization that is committed to fighting for human freedom and their rights in general.
His love and passion for humanity have seen him hold leadership posts in organizations dealing with fighting for human freedom. Thor is the Czech-based Children’s Peace Movement, the foundation of Moving Pictures Institute and On Own Feet. In May 2010 he purchased the customarily Norwegian News Magazine NyTid. He is also a protector of students’ speech activity that saw him being honored by the University of Pennsylvania President Judith Rodin. At Present Thor is producing a film “the moon is a harsh mistress” by Bryan Singer which is an adoption of Robert Heinlein and learn more about Thor.