Avaaz in many endo European languages means voice. It is from this connotation that a corporation that is known for its activism on issues regarding human rights, animal rights, climate change, and corruption among other evils was founded. The organization came into existence in the year 2007 and has been known across the globe for having one of the most powerful online activism. The group was created with the sole intention of organizing citizens across the world to help in bridging the ever expanding gap between the worlds that we have and that which most people wish to have.
Avaas empower millions of individuals from all over the world to champion against issues that affect them on national, regional as well as the global level. Issues such as poverty, corruption as well as conflicts are some of the bones of contention. The organization uses the internet models to reach out to people. Every individual effort as small as it may be viewed is appreciated since it quickly culminates to a powerful collective force. The Avaaz community conducts its campaigns in 17 languages and is, as a result, able to reach out to thousands of volunteers who are located in six continents.
Among the many actions that Avaaz take is signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions. It also keeps on passing its information to the government through emails, calls and also lobbying some government to make sure that the values of the people across the world influence the decisions that are made. Also held are some online protests as well as events. Avaaz was co-founded by Res Publica which is made up of professionals who are dedicated to promoting good governance. The Service Employees International Union also showed its support. Richen Patel is the chief executive officer of Avaaz.