Avaaz is gaining a global voice and is continuously adding members to its cause. Avaaz was founded in 2007 and is just five years old but has grown to be a globally-known force against many of the injustices of the world.
Avaaz means “voice” in several Asian, European, and Middle Eastern languages and has a simple mission. Avaaz is all for closing the gap between the world we live in and the world we all want. Avaaz is empowering people all over the world to have a say in the way things are run and in decisions that are being made by governments all over the world.
Avaaz has been able to organize millions of people to take action against the national, regional, and global issues of our world. Avaaz takes action by emailing, signing petitions, funding media campaigns, lobbying and calling governments, and organizing protests. Avaaz is making sure that the values and views of the people are heard by those in power.
Avaaz campaigns in as many as 15 different languages and has a core team on six continents. Avaaz is also made up of thousands of volunteers.
Avaaz was founded by Ricken Patel, the Canadian-British founding president. He previously worked for the International Crises Group, where he picked up many useful tools such as how to effectively negotiate.
Avaaz is managed by a team that works from over 30 different countries, including Brazil, the UK, Lebanon, and India. Member communicate through emails, videos and also use advertisements and commissions in order to receive legal advice pertaining to campaigns.
Avaaz wants to unite idealists from all over the world in order to make a difference in what happens and what decisions are made. Avaaz many progressive causes such as challenging Montsanto, climate change issues, and support for refugees.