Avaaz is a successful U.S civic organization that promotes activism around the world. Launched in 2007, this organization focuses on several key areas including animal rights, poverty, climate changes, and human rights. This group has done amazing work and is considered by some to be the largest and most powerful online activist network in the entire world.
The word Avaaz is translated to mean “voice” or “song.” Avaaz mission was to organize people from all over the world to become the world they greatly desire. The company was co-founded by Res Publica, a unique group of professionals that were focused on improving good governance around the globe. Other co-founders of the group include Ricken Patel, Tom Pravda, and Eli Pariser.
Avaaz empowers millions of people to take action on crucial worldwide issues, including corruption poverty and climate change. Avaaz communicates in 15 languages, across six continents with the help of thousands of volunteers. Their process of work includes completing petitions, lobbying governments, and funding media campaigns. Avaaz works to unite practical idealists from across the globe. Director Ricken Patel was once quoted as saying ” We have no ideology, Our mission is to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want.”
Avaaz has supported and been apart of major movements in recent time. The group supported the Syrian Civil War sending more than a million dollars of internet communications equipment to protesters and activists. Avaaz is responsible for the evacuation of a British photographer from Homs. Avaaz also continues campaigning for no-fly zones over Syria. The work of this company is changing the world. They should continue to make an impact for many more years to come.