Avaaz is a civic organization that is constructed in the United States. Avaaz was formed in 2007. Avaaz is an advocate in promoting international activism on issues such as human rights, animal rights, climate change, conflict, poverty, and corruption. Avaaz is a Persian word that means voice or song. The organizations was co-founded by several agencies such as Res Public, MoveOn.org, and Service Employees International Union. Avaaz does not live by any ideology but believes the world can come together and make a change. Avaaz founding president and executive director is Ricken Patel. Avaaz has more cofounders that are connected with Avaaz that include Tom Perriello, Eli Pariser, David Madden, Jeremy Heimans and Andrea Woodhouse. Over 30 counties manage the campaigns by Avaaz. Avaaz has not accepted any donation from any foundations or businesses since 2009. Avaaz has supported a lot of events that happen throughout the world globally. Recently, they took a stand with the 2016 Presidential election by encouraging voters to vote for who they believe was the right candidate. Previously Avaaz supported the no-fly zone over Libya. This event had military involvement in 2011, and as of 2016 the organization still supports the no-fly zones in Syria as well as Aleppo. The group also supported the civil revolution before the Syrian Civil War. Avaaz had sent of $1.5 million dollars’ worth of Internet communication equipment to their protesters and activists. Avaaz is an organization that believes in the fight for the rights of people and protecting the rights of people in the world.
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