Avaaz has been fighting for rights for almost a decade at the moment. The organization commenced in January 2007, and it is dedicated to solving most of the issues that affect the society. Avaaz is located in the United States, and it advocates for different topics that include human rights, corruption, climate changes, war and conflict, animal rights and lastly poverty. The organization is leading when it comes to the activities it has planned and how influential the group has become globally. The word Avaaz seems unusual, but it was derived from avaz a Persian word that means song or voice. As the name dictates, Avaaz is the voice of the people undergoing discrimination facing different injustices.
Res Publica is a group of professionals that work in the public sector and focus on bringing democracy, enhancing good government leadership civic virtues. Res Publica combined forces with MoveOn.org and Service Employees International Union to form Avaaz. Individuals like Tom Perriello, Ricken Patel, David Madden, Eli Pariser, Jeremy Heimans and others also helped to form Avaaz. Ricken Patel holds the executive director and president positions at the organization. Ricken has the relevant education experience to lead Avaaz since he is conversant with the online tools for activism.
Individual members of the organization fund it and this is the reason they do not allow corporations or other foundations to give them money. Several foundations donated to help with the start-up expenses but from 2009 the organization stopped accepting any donations. Avaaz also has a limit on the amount of cash they receive from any individual. Avaaz has a team made up of people from different regions like India, UK, Brazil and much more. The group communicates via the internet using emails to come with better ways of campaigning. Advertisements are also used to provide solutions for a better campaign action.