Avaaz is an organization whose specialty is in the promotion of civic activism on issues regarding climate change, human rights, poverty, animal right corruption, and poverty. The U.S-based enterprise was launched in 2007. In The Guardian’s opinion, the company is the world’s biggest and most sophisticated network on online activism. Avaaz’s popularity emerges from its name, originally translated from Avaz that means voice. This title demonstrates the organization’s line of activities which include carrying out demonstrations, petitions, and offering support to independent press in conflict locations. The key personalities of Avaaz are Ricken Patel, the company’s board director and Eli Pariser, the board’s chairman.
Avaaz claims to gather various practical idealists around the globe. According to Ricken Patel, Avaaz is geared towards the closure of existing gap between individuals in the world. In practice, the organization supports progressive causes that require the world’s action including climate change and building care for refugees. In 2009, Avaaz established internet servers for the uploading of videos by protesters into public websites. This activity indicates Avaaz’s interest in supporting independent press and thus administering rights to communication required by human beings.
Additionally, Avaaz advocates for animal rights, both land, sea and air creatures. Over the years, the organization has played a role in the conservation of ocean animals. Avaaz considers the sea as the habitat for many incredible creatures including turtles, sharks, squids, and whales. To protect this home for the animal’s survival, Avaaz advocates against activities that are likely to harm the creatures. The dreadful activities include overfishing and acidification that destroys the precious coral reefs. The company’s impact was felt in the United Kingdom where the Avaazers convinced the government of U.K to set aside the waters of pristine Indian Ocean for marine conservation. Up to date, the reserve is regarded the biggest and recognized by the Foreign Ministry and over 223 nations.