The community of activists who are looking to make a positive impact on the world around them has long sought to maintain its independence from political and financial interference in a way that allows each group to maintain its ethical stance on major issues. One of those that has always guarded its independence fiercely is the Avaaz group that was formed in 2007 to allow a range of important subjects to be discussed by people of all ages who have an interest in making the world a fairer place for all.
Avaaz was formed by the Res Publica group of public officials and a number of independent individuals who shared the desire to make sure the most important issues revolving and human rights and oppression were known about by the next generation of political activists; in a bid to make sure the group remains independent of any political or financial interference Avaaz has limited contributions to private individuals and will not accept major donations from corporations of government agencies. Despite this permanent block on the acceptance of donations from wealthy individuals the group has already managed to raise more than $20 million in total from individual donations limited to a maximum of $5,000.
One of the aims of Avaaz is to involve milennials and younger activists in the latest campaigns taken on by the group, including their determination to use Online petitions and marketing campaigns to act as the first interaction between many younger people and the human rights activism community. The Avaaz group has a long history of working with groups dedicated to battling climate change, which has led to the group of activists leading the battle to reduce plastic pollution that is affecting every area of the planet.