Category: Activist Leaders

Thor Halversson Works Hard To Fight For Human Rights

To Thor Halvorssen, the most important thing he can do is to use his time, money, and talent to fight for the human rights of people who are otherwise oppressed and have a difficult time fighting back. That’s why the 39 year old half- Venezulan half-Norwegian founded the New York based Human Rights Foundation in 2005. Since then he has worked tirelessly fighting for the end of dictatorships and other violators of human rights.

According to the Weekly Standard, Halvorssen is known for burning the candle on both ends, so to speak. Not only is he the leader and founder of this dedicated organizaion, but he also works as a fimmaker, creating documentaries that help to illustrate the lives and struggles that people around the world face.

Halvorssen is not your average do-gooder with a lot of money and time. Instead, he is a man on a mission. He knows first hand what it is like to live under an oppressive regime. He was born and raised in Caracass, Venezula, and experienced numerous hardships during his childhood. When he was young his father was arrested for his political beliefs and his mother was shot by police during an otherwise peaceful demonstration protesting his father’s arrest.

These experiences fuel Halvorssen, which is why he works so hard. One of his current missions involves fighting against the North Korean goverment, and his efforts have earned him the nickname “Troublemaker for Tyrants”. He helps to smuggle information out of North Korea by providing dissenters with special flashdrives and a wiki page where they can share their stories and experiences.

Halvorssen and his organization believe that the best way to stop dictatorships is by sharing the stories of the people who are living under them. By getting the word out and exposing these human rights violations, the hope is that organizations with more authority, such as governments and the UN will use their resources to end these human rights violations. In the meantime, Thor Halvorssen and his organizaion will continue to work hard and spread awareness of their cause until everyone’s human rights are respected.

Thor Halvorssen Leads The Fight Against Human Rights Abuses

Thor Halvorssen has been a major source of irritation for the dictators and leaders of closed societies across the world because of his stance as a leading human rights activist. Not only has 39 year old Halvorssen been seeking to explore the possibilities offered in fighting human rights abusers around the world, he has also angered many fellow human rights activists with his insistence on publicizing all human rights abuses no matter which side of the political spectrum they fall on.

Thor Halvorssen was born in Venezuela and has worked with some of the world’s most important human rights activism groups in the world before deciding to follow his own path with the establishment of the Human Rights Foundation. The group follow the activism roots of Halvorssen by not allowing any donors or groups to affect the political stance the charity takes; alongside the Human Rights Foundation the Oslo Freedom Forum has been one of the most important areas Halvorssen has developed to publicize the work of many activists and political prisoners from around the world.

Along with his human rights activism work Thor Halvorssen also works in the Hollywood film industry as a producer of documentaries and fictional movies. Some of the most impressive and best reviewed work completed under the supervision of Halvorssen are documentaries based on human rights issues, such as the Hungarian popular uprising of the 1950s that formed the basis of an award-winning documentary.

In terms of the work Thor Halvorssen completes with the Human Rights Foundation the Venezuelan born activist has stated he will continue to fight against closed societies with socialist and conservative leaders. In contrast to many other activist groups who do not fight socialist governments Thor Halvorssen has always looked to fight injustice in all its forms committed by any groups around the world. Follow Thor Halvorssen on Twitter @thorhalvorssen to keep up with his news and other information.

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