About Us : Our Community
Scroll over to see the size of the Avaaz community in each country.
- Place: Uruguay
I feel very proud to be one of the 12 million Avaaz members. Avaaz has changed my vision of the world. I thought I was unable to influence change, and all I could do was lament the situation our planet is in. Every step we take together, brings us closer to living in harmony, far from destructive wars and misery. Thank you Avaaz!
- Place: South Africa
I have been on Avaaz mailing list for about a year and am always impressed with the dedication and passion Avaaz has for making the world a better place for ALL to live in. We are in an age of knowledge and there is no shortage of information but the challenge is to walk our talk and you are fine examples of finding the courage and time to do this. Avaaz facilitates others being able to do this too and it makes us feel part of a huge caring community in the face of so much conflict in our precious world. All Avaaz campaigns express the compassion and justice that seem to be lacking, but remind us of these qualities in each of us and help us to express them with pride. Thank you Avaaz for your hard work, dedication and the opportunity to find our shared humanity
- Place: United Kingdom
I remember my first involvement with Avaaz. I remember feeling so strongly that what was about to unfold was so unjust, so wrong and so dangerous that I had to do something, but what? I’m just one person and what could I do? I had found other online pretentions to be worthy but without clear objective and very little impact. I found Avaaz online and the organisation came across as being one of the finest morally centred and organised groups I had seen. Ricken Patel is an inspiration. So, I signed up. What I like about Avaaz is it’s the voice of millions who want fairness, peace, and democracy but who feel alone, worried and powerless to change our vast system. I guess it gives a strong sense that we can change together. By speaking with one strong voice to global leaders who only thrive by ignoring average individuals like me and hide behind bureaucracy. I now feel we are given the most important gift a being can have. Hope. Every time I sign a petition I feel useful and connected to a greater power its humbling and all you have to do is see the Avaaz track record and the way they carry themselves. They keep me informed and make it so easy for me to sign, join in and be updated. Yes life is busy with school runs, work, and the day to day hassle of life and I am only one person but giving 2 minutes to Avaaz every now and then will give a hope for a better world for all of our children. I enjoy participating in fairness, equality and justice for all with my more than 13 million Avaaz friends.
- Place: Gambia
I am Ibrahim Ceesay, 25 years old and a social justice campaigner and activist from the Gambia. I work with an advocacy organization called Children for Children Organization as National Coordinator working with young people and rural communities for sustainable development. AVAAZ to me means power to the people to shape the future the way they want it to be. It is a world parliament stronger and more pro-active than the UN and all other International organizations combined together. AVAAZ means hope to me and has inspired me to center on people-led development.