The organization describes itself with the following words: “Avaaz.org is a 13-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making.”
So far, Avaaz only had the capacity to have a couple of campaigns running at the same time. Right now they are focusing – amongst others – on protest against the newest law inhibiting internet privacy in the US: CISPA and a law in Honduras which would make birth control a criminal act.
If you have a good idea for a campaign, “something impacting your local community, some bad behaviour by a distant corporation, or a global cause that you think other Avaaz members would care about. If your petition takes off, it may become an Avaaz campaign — either to members in your area, or even to the whole world!” It’s only a couple of clicks away: just go here and start collecting support.
The first campaigns launched by Avaaz members are online now. Civil marriage equality in the UK, a call for elections in the Maldives and an attempt to safe the smallest dolphin the world are the first but definitely not last home-made Avaaz campaigns.