The Avaaz group has always guarded its independence from political and financial interference fiercely since it was established in 2007 and began a new era in activism for many people in the 21st century. Upon its establishment the group that has made its name fighting a range of global issues, including the fight over climate change, human rights abuses, and a wide ranging interest in battling corruption, has always avoided falling into the trap of allowing wealthy donors and corporations drive its political direction; instead, the group began life funded by its founding members and now accepts only grassroots donations of $5,000 or less to ensure its future freedoms.
There are many areas of interest the Avaaz group of activists has taken up in recent years and won a number of stunning victories; Avaaz believes there is little point in fighting for a change in society if there is in planet to live on and has developed many interests in the battle against climate change. The fight over climate change has been coupled with a campaign to protect the bee population across the planet from a reduction in numbers that would be devastating to the future of the planet.
As much of the work of Avaaz is based on Internet based technologies, the group is always looking to protect Internet privacy and limit the censorship being fought for by many governments across the planet. In many areas of the world Avaaz has been seeking to aid in the fight to protect many different groups who are fighting to expose governmental corruption, such as those battling against the issues faced in Brazil. The quick response of Avaaz to many different issues facing the world has led to the group becoming a major force when a humanitarian crisis occurs, such as the European refugee crisis of 2016 that saw Avaaz become a force for campaigning for a humane approach to be taken by government agencies across Europe and beyond.
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