Originating in the United States, Avaaz set out to be a civic organization that launched for the purpose of promoting global activism on problems. For instance, climate change, human rights, animal rights, corruption, poverty, and also conflict. Avaaz has been reported to be the world’s largest and most upper handed online activist network.
One of the co founders of Avaaz is Res Publica. Res Publica also co founded MoveOn.org, which is a non profitable public policy advocacy group based in the United States. MoveOn.org was too provided by Service Employees International Union, or SEIU.
Avaaz’s individual co founders consist of Ricken Patel, Tom Pravda, Tom Perriello, who was the former congress man of Virginia, Eli Pariser, David Madden, Jeremy Heimans, and also Andrea Woodhouse. Global campaigns managed underneath Avaaz are managed by different campaigners who are based in over thirty different countries. The campaigners for Avaaz all keep in touch with one another through email as well as concoct campaigning techniquesthst include online public petitions, videos, and tools that involve ’emailing your leader.’
The Avaaz.org website allows for its users to start petitions on matters of their choosing that they may be passionate about. It was founded over a decade ago originating in New York. In addition to their petitions, Avaaz also promotes demonstrations and supporting independent press in trouble areas. Avaaz brings together practical idealists from all around the globe with their petitions.
Avaaz’s name came from a Persian word the translates back into ‘voice’ or ‘song’ in English.