The growing popularity of activism in its many different forms has led to the establishment of the Avaaz group, which is dedicated to bringing the fight for human and animal rights into the homes of millions of people across the planet. Engaging in the fight against events and legislation that cause difficulties in the lives of different people and animals has become the domain of this group, which uses Online petitions and campaigns to raise awareness across the planet of the battle against various problems, such as corruption and poverty.
Established in January 2007, the Avaaz group has been described as the most powerful Online activism group in the world driven by a shrinking society that sees links between different communities driven together by a common fight against the loss of human rights in its many different forms. As it used the Internet to organize and place pressure on the leaders of the world, Avaaz has become a voice for people in far flung regions of the world located on every major continent; Avaaz has grown quickly to have more than 44 million members spread across almost 200 countries across the planet fighting to assist their fellow humans in their fight for freedom and protection.
Global issues can be submitted to the leadership and campaign selection panel at Avaaz for the consideration of members who make a decision on which campaigns should be a priority for the group; this is seen as a benefit for some commentators who feel Avaaz breaks down social and racial borders that can build up when activism work is located only in a small community of people. Although the work of Avaaz has largely been based in Online campaigning the activism group has recently been using its membership to fund legal investigations about various problems found across the globe.
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