Avaaz is a civic group that started in 2007, and the organization focuses the many global issues that impact the world. Avaaz focuses on subject matters such as poverty, conflict, corruption, animal rights, human rights and climate change. Avaaz is considered to be a the top when it comes down to global topics around the world. Avaaz is derived from the Persian word Avaz which means voice. Avaaz was founded by the Res Publica, but its co-founders include Ricken Patel, Tom Pravda, Tom Perriello, Eli Pariser, David Madden, Jeremy Heimans, and Andrea Woodhouse. Avaaz believes in empowering people to see the effects of global issues. The empowerment is to encourage individuals to go out there fighting for the world by tackling these matters. The actions of Avaaz comes in many forms such as forming petitions, protesting, emails, calling, and creating campaigns. Avaaz has supported many causes. Avaaz gave support to the revolt of the Syrian Civil War. They helped the protesters by equipping them with communications with the internet. At the same time, Avaaz gave Syria some medical equipment. Avaaz helps aid the removal of the photographer Paul Conroy. Avaaz gave their support to the no-fly zone in Libya. Recently Avaaz was against the Trump Administration during the 2016 Presidential election campaign. Avaaz still takes the time to tour the no-fly zones. Avaaz is the organization that wants to see the world be better, by having people treat it better. Avaaz believes in not limiting ourselves to what we can do to make this world a better place.