Avaaz was established in 2007 with the mission of narrowing the gap between the world we actually live in and the world most people in the world rather live in. In order to accomplish this goal they help people collectively have a voice on issues that are important to them. This includes both human and animal rights. Many nations in the world are mired in conflict, corruption, and/or poverty, other issues that Avaaz addresses. The other main issue is climate change which research overwhelming shows is caused by human activities rather than a natural cycle of the Earth.
There are a number of ways that the members of Avaaz connect and accomplish calls to action. Among these are having people sign petitions. They also fund media campaigns, especially on the internet. They will have efforts where they get people to contact their political representatives so that their voices are heard. The will also help to organize in-person protests in cities around the globe.
People from all walks of life are members of Avaaz. It’s easy to start a petition on their website. In the upper right corner there is a “start a petition” button where ideas for these can be submitted. Once a petition is submitted a team of individuals at Avaaz will review it for merit. If the idea behind the petition is good enough it will be presented to the full membership of Avaaz as a call to action and more information click here.
The communications that Avaaz contacts members with can be done in 15 languages. As a worldwide organization it has members in countries all over the globe. Avaaz has approached activism in a way that is different than other organizations in that they don’t have to build a constituency for every single individual campaign but can instead bring them all together under one global agenda.