Avaaz is a well known organization that provides help and relief to people who need it. They promote activism around the world on a variety of issues relating to social justice and social reform. It means voice in several languages, and their goal is simple. They are not driven by any particular ideology. They just want to close the gap between the world as it is now and the world that everyone wants.
They have a unique model that lets people from all over the globe band together and fight for issues such as social justice, climate change, and freedom. They let people organize through the internet. When many people come together, something that might have been small becomes something very big indeed. There are thousands of volunteers, and they have services in seventeen languages. They organize petitions, send emails, organize offline protests, and start campaigns to promote the ideals for which they stand for. It is a nonprofit company, and though they do not have thousands of employees, they do have thousands of volunteers who stand behind them and help make things happen.
Avaaz was founded by Res Publica and MoveOn.org. Another supporter of Avaaz was Service Employees International Union. Ricken Patel is the founding director. Ricken worked for various groups and organizations before starting Avaaz.
Avaz has been influential in supporting human rights activists in many countries, including Iran and Syria. They have been praised by many world leaders and organizations. They were described as the largest global activist group by The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom, and this was just a few years after they launched! Other praise came from high ranking officials in governments, in the European Union, and in the United Nations. They are highly respected by leaders and regular people around the world.