Avaaz means “voice” in many different languages, Asian, Middle Eastern and European. Avaaz is a now decade old global online network for citizens around the world to take actions on the issues they care about.
The organization engages in and addresses issues from climate change to global poverty to the crisis in the Middle East. Avaaz.org launched in early 2007. It is a worldwide internet based movement aimed at bringing people powered politics into the decision and policy making process of governments and nations across the globe.
It is a non profit organization that advocates the importance of social activism.
With a community of millions of citizens from around the globe taking actions on the world’s most global issues today. The organization operates in 13 languages showing that the world is unified under a progressive action.
Avaaz campaigning tactics are mainly resourced via the internet. Online public petitions, videos and a program known as email your leader tools.
In the early years of the Avaaz foundation at the 2007 GA conference, an international event which is observed and reported by news media, Avaaz went as far as to protest against the U.S’s Bush Administration for its working tactics making them out to be “wrecking tactics”.
Early in new U.S. President Donald Trump’s term, Avaaz formulated an open letter to Mr Trump displaying their concern with his hate mongering, bigotry and the denigration of women, Muslims, Mexicans and millions of other human beings that do not talk or look like he does or pray to the same god that he does.
The open letter was signed by over 4.6 million people after just a few short days of being online. Going viral around the world from France, Canada, The United States and many other nations. Avaaz credits Trump’s over the line travel ban executive order that is currently being upheld in the U.S. federal court system.
The Avaaz global civic movement seems to be matching peoples opinions from all over the world. With decisive and concrete action their call is about organizing people, building a movement and empowering the voice of the people around the world. With millions of people from all over the world, standing up together and making sure their voices are heard.