With the variety of issues that the world faces today, having an advocate for change is important. Established in 2007, Avaaz is a U.S. based civic organization committed to raising awareness on issues ranging from human rights to climate change. Though headquartered in the United States, Avaaz works to bring citizens together from all over the world, who all have a shared goal of promoting positive change.
Avaaz works to empower people from all walks of life to take action and stand for what they believe in. Through more than 15 languages and 6 continents, Avaaz and its volunteers are taking a stand, and calling for change. From signing petitions, to organizing a protest, the community of compassionate individuals is fully committed to improving the lives of others. Avaaz does not accept funding from corporate, or government organizations, but relies solely on the support of its members for funding.
Leadership is a position that each member of the Avaaz team holds. Their all-inclusive approach gives both staff, members, and supporters of the organization the chance to make suggestions, and develop a plan of action. After suggestions have been made, email polls are sent to 10,000 Avaaz members. If the suggestion receives a significant amount of support, the campaign is launched, highlighting their true commitment to democracy.
Currently, the organization manages campaigns in more than 30 countries, and their future looks bright. Ricken Patel, Director of Avaaz says their mission is to bridge the gap between that world that is our reality, and the world that we all desire. By bringing passionate individuals from different parts of the world, they are breaking barriers and building bridges, one campaign at a time.