Avaaz.org Community Petitions describes itself as "a new web platform that gives people around the world the power to start and win campaigns at the local, national, and international levels". It is "a crowd-sourced part of Avaaz, the largest-ever global web movement bringing people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere".
It was initiated by social movement activists and encourages people to participate through an online platform and organising & campaigning. Avaaz.org Community Petitions is local, national and global in orientation and concerned with democracy, politics & representation, economy, education, environment & sustainability, anti-discrimination, equality & social justice, health, human rights, international development, public services and neighbourhood & community.
It was launched in April 2012 and is ongoing. Over 20 million people are involved.
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