The Avaaz is a global citizen movement launched in 2007 January, and it boasts of being present in 194 counties and having 46 million members globally. The global activism helps in promoting various issues that include the animal rights, the human rights, the climate change, poverty, corruption and multiple conflicts affecting their member’s countries. The Avaaz according to the Guardian newspaper is the global largest and also the most powerful online tool of the activist network. The name chosen for this community is the transliteration of voice that is a Persian term incorporated on various moderns of the lexicons.
The Avaaz movement was co-founded by the Res Publica that is a community of the professionals of the public sector with a dedication of promoting of countries good governance, deliberative democracy, and the civic virtues. Additionally, the movement is back up by the MoveOn.org a renowned American Non-profit organization with progressive public policies of the advocacy group. The Service Employees International unions also support the move as the founding partner.
Avaaz also has novel co-founders that include Ricken Patel, Eli Pariser the MoveOn.org Executive Director Tom Perriello, Tom Pravda former Congressman of Virginia County, David Madden, the Australian progressive entrepreneur. Other individual includes Andrea Woodhouse, co-founder of the Pourpose.com and Jeremy Heimans with board members consisting of Mr. Ricken Patel the president, Sam Barratt, and Ian Bassin.
The Avaaz does not accept donations from corporations or other foundations with the least amount received is 5,000 dollars. Instead, the movement gets its funds from the global generosity of its members amounting to millions of dollars. The worldwide campaigns of Avaaz are managed by teams of campaigners from over 30 countries like India, UK, Brazil, and Lebanon. The unit communicates with their members through emails and online campaigning tactics like videos, public petitions, legal commission, and advertisements among others.
The campaigning suggestions come from the movement members, and they are supplemented by strong guidance from the team of the movement specialists. The Avaaz potential suggestion goes through the tester emails polled to over 10,000 members for their approval and response before being publically announced. Avaaz is believed to offer practical idealists that united people from the world. Avaaz at Twitter