Avaaz is an organization that promotes progressive activism on a number of issues. It does this mainly through the website of Avaaz.org. The name Avaaz is derived from the Persian term for “voice.” Avaaz helps people to find their voices when it comes to Earth-changing issues like global warming, corruption, poverty, human rights and animal rights. Avaaz is influential around the world. This is due, in part, to the diversity of its founders. They include American congressman Tom Perriello, Australian entrepreneur David Madden and Canadian-British businessman Ricken Patel.
Each brings a special perspective to the table. Ricken Patel is the founding CEO and President of Avaaz. He has earned degrees from both Oxford and Harvard.Patel has described the mission of the site as one of unification. In founding Avaaz, one of his goals was to bring idealists from around the world together. In that way, he hoped to amplify their voices and help their ideas have a wider influence. Apart from actual clicks on the site, email campaigns are one of the main ways Avaaz communicates with users.
On the Avaaz.org website, people can see what other users from around the world are saying and doing. It’s a place where people can learn about various crises around the world, start or sign petitions and communicate with one another. Avaaz also takes accuracy seriously. In 2017 and 2018, this website has not had to issue any corrections. That’s a very impressive record. The staff at Avaaz know that reporting is serious business.