Avaaz, which means “voice” in several Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages, was first launched in 2007 and is now five years old. The prime mission of Avaaz is to organize citizens all over the world to help close the large gap between the world we live in and the world we want to live in.
Avaaz is giving power back to the people of the world to be able to take action against the ever-pressing national, global, and regional issues, from climate change to poverty issues.
Avaaz campaigns in 15 languages, has thousands of volunteers, and has a core team on 6 continents. Avaaz takes its action by funding media campaigns, signing petitions, emailing, and lobbying government officials. Avaaz also organizes many offline protests and events.
Avaaz believes that we are all human and are responsible not only to each other, but to the world and the future generations, as we. Avaaz is sparking hope all over the world and is helping to build a bridge from the world we live in to the world we all want.
Avaaz was founded by Ricken Patel and was co-founded by Res Publica and MoveOn.org. It was also supported by a founding partner known as the Services Employees International Union.
Since 2009 Avaaz has not accepted any donations form corporations or foundations, but has instead relied on the generosity of its members and Avaaz has raised over $20 million.
Its global campaigns are run by campaigners located in over 30 countries, including Brazil, the UK, India, and Lebanon. Avaaz is continuously uniting the practical idealists from all over the world who have similar values and intentions in order to improve the state of the world. They will continue to petition and grow and address the issues that desperately need to be addressed.
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