Avaaz is all about giving a voice back to the people-where it belongs. Avazz means “voice” in many Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages and was launched in 2007. The mission of Avaaz is to organize citizens of all the nations of the world in order to help close the gap between the world we have and the world we truly want.
Avaaz is empowering citizens from every walk of life to take action against national, global, and regional issues including poverty, corruption, and climate change. Avazz follows a model of organization and they are making it possible for thousands of people to combine their efforts in order to fight the injustices of the world.
Avaaz has a community that served in 15 different languages and has a team on six different continents. Avaaz uses the tools of petitions, media campaigns, protests, lobbying governments, and calling, to name a few, to make a difference in the world. The work of Avaaz is helping to ensure that the views of the average citizen is being heard and will have an effect on the decisions that are made that inevitably will affect us all.
Avaaz was co-founded by the Res Publica and MoveOn.org. It was supported by Service Employees International Union, who was a founding partner. Ricken Patal is the founding president of Avaaz and he also worked for the International Crisis Group where he gained many skills, such as how to negotiate.
Avazz relies on the generosity of its members to keep going and has raised over $20 million so far. Avazz wants to unite all of the idealists of the world in order to make it a better place and will continue to achieve its goals. Avaaz supports causes that are considered to be progressive and is building global support.
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