Activating the ultimate champion for the people who feel powerless. Think of him as the TED Talk (ted.com) of freedom fighting. Get the picture. Thor Halvorssen’s philanthropy speaks volumes in helping the underdogs around the world. Halvorssen created the global human rights gathering called Oslo Freedom Forum in 2009. This Forum has been bringing together heads of state, Nobel Peace Prize winners and other notable people to exchange ideas and network on exposing dictators and human rights violators.
His Human Rights Foundation founded in 2005, is active in over 15 countries around the world. Speaking at various conferences and events, he advocates for democracy vouching for the benefits of human rights by ending slavery, human trafficking and freedom from tyranny with a focus on closed societies. The mission of Thor Halvorssen’s non-partisan, non-profit is to promote the freedom of self-determination, expression, association, and worship. Vital freedom from slavery, torture, arbitrary detainment or exile and coercion of conscience is necessary. Precious are the rights to acquire property, travel, equality of law and rights to participate in your own government. Thor has a deep commitment and desire to raise awareness where others turn a blind eye.
Two websites deriding human rights abuses www.hrf.org and www.oslofreedomforum.com are quite interconnected. Writing opinions in some of the most respected journals, magazines and newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine and The New York Times has gone a long way in eradicating abuse. Appearing on televised programs for Fox News’ Bill O Reilly, BBC News, Al-Jazeera, HBO and CNN has really leveled the playing field and kept the information out there in the forefront of the world’s consciousness. Thor Halvorssen will never let people forget that not everyone has human rights available at their disposal.