Syria is a nation that has felt the influence of the Avaaz organization as they face a dictatorial regime. Up to today, the organization has spent over $4 million in eliminating the Syrian civil war that began in 2011. Other nations that have benefited from the efforts of Avaaz include Libya and Iran. In the year 2009 during Iran elections, the organization helped raise money to set up servers that would allow the sharing of videos and information over the internet in the country. Their influence has also been felt in the United States particularly the fight against climate change.
To ensure that all their efforts are successful, the organization has specialized in using tactics that have been developed by their followers. A suggested tactic is first tried out before it can be implemented. It has been reported by mainstream media that Avaaz operates in over 30 counties in the world. Avaaz is more active in some nations than others. Nations, where their influence has been felt, include Brazil, Lebanon, India and the United Kingdom. The main form of communication for Avaaz is through email. However, this does not prevent them from using other tactics such as media friendly stunts, phone-ins, sit-ins as well as videos and online public petitions.
While the term Avaaz may sound like a monster, it stands for song and originates from the Persian Language. Among the many issues that the organization stands for include the oppression of human rights and animal rights. These two areas enable them to fight climate change, poverty, conflict and corruption. They have managed to uncover many corruption deals and corrupt leaders. The organization is 10 years old and still maintains its headquarters in the US. The group owes its existence to two groups which are MoveOn.or as well as Res Publica.
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