Organizations

Avaaz

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Avaaz is a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere. As The Guardian calls it: “Avaaz is only five years old, but has exploded to become the globe's largest and most powerful online activist network.” Avaaz—meaning "voice" in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages—launched in 2007 with a simple democratic mission: organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want.

Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. Its model of internet organizing allows thousands of individual efforts, however small, to be rapidly combined into a powerful collective force. (Read about results on the Victories page.)

The Avaaz community campaigns in 15 languages, served by a core team on 6 continents and thousands of volunteers. The group takes action -- signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing "offline" protests and events -- to ensure that the views and values of the world's people inform the decisions that affect us all.