Social Movements: Campaigning for Human Rights

Social movements are loosely organized entities that engage in a sustained campaign to support a specific goal. Characteristics of a social movement are looseness, collectiveness, lack of permanent office, and having a common goal and ideology. The movement leverages various platforms to reach millions of people and rally them toward a common goal. For instance, the Anti-war movement advocated for ending the Vietnam War. On the other hand, the Black Lives Matter movement seeks to end the racially inspired killing of African Americans.

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