Thor Halvorssen Looks To Change The Perception Of Global Activists

The perception of activists in the human rights community is often of people who are so completely focused on putting right the wrongs in the world that they do not open up to the public about the campaigns they are undertaking. This is not a charge that can be leveled at the founder of the Human Rights Foundation Thor Halvorssen who is always looking for new ways of bringing attention to the problem of human rights; Halvorssen does not class himself as a regular activist, but instead hopes to bring an entirely new generation of people into the activism community in a mainstream way.

Thor Halvorssen is always looking for new ways of bringing success to the area of human rights activism as he seeks new ways of bringing people to the world of activism. Halvorssen himself is not the usual human rights activist as he comes from a long line of government officials in Norway and Venezuela; the history of the Halvorssen family may not lend itself to creating an important human rights activist, but Halvorssen has established a long line of activism success stories stretching from northern Europe, to the U.S. and beyond.

Alongside his work as a human rights activist, Thor Halvorssen also follows his dream of creating movies that both entertain and inform; as a well known Hollywood based film producer Halvorssen has created a series of documentary and fiction movies that have become some of the most popular in the world. The University of Pennsylvania alum has looked to publicize the fight of communities against closed societies in his documentary work, which has featured a number of stories based in the Communist ruled Europe of the mid 20th century.

There have been many areas of his work Thor Halvorssen has become famous for, including his establishment of the Moving Picture Institute. This charitable organization was founded in 2005 to help publicize major issues and change the way these are viewed by members of the public.

Thor Halvorsen Dedicates His Life To The Fight For Equality

President of the New York based Human Rights Foundation is a die hard fighter for true democracy and equality. Thor Halvorssen launched the Human Rights Foundation in 2005 in efforts to fight against government corruption and inequality. Halvorssen was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and when he was just a teen, moved to London in 1989 to begin his career advocating for human rights. His motivation behind the fight came from his father, who was a political prisoner in Venezuela, and his mother who was shot during a political protest in 2004. Since its launch in 2004, the human rights foundation has secured the release of seven prisoners, published two books and founded the Oslo Freedom Forum.

The Oslo Freedom Forum was intended to be a one time gathering in celebration of human rights, but because of its success and popularity it has been held annually since its launch. Participants come from all around to be a part of the festival, and celebrate and discuss human rights and the importance of equality.

Humanrightsfoundation.org mentions that Halvorssen has suffered from physical abuse as well as verbal, because of his opposition against government corruption. He has made countless contributions to the improvement of public policy and public interest, and is an advocate for civil liberties. He is heavily involved in matters related to sex trafficking, slavery and threats to the existence of democracy and has conducted several lectures on the topic at Harvard Law School,the New York City Junto, the United Nations Association in New York, and the American Enterprise Institute.

In 2009, Thor Halvorssen was listed as a Patron of the Children’s Peace Movement and the Centipede movement. This Czech-based organization helps foster relationships between children and their peer in war torn countries, bridging the gap between communities, and helping children understand that they are not alone. His selfless contributions and unwavering determination in the fight for equality for all has earned Halvorssen a significant amount of respect for those who believe the same.