Dedicated and unapologetic human rights activist Thor Halvorssen is a man on a mission. As president of the Human Rights Foundation, a nonprofit he launched in New York in 2005. His passion and knowledge behind his relentless fight comes from his own personal experience. After his parents both fell victim to retaliation from the Venezuelan government for exposing their wrongdoings, Halvorssen knew he needed to make a change. Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: https://humanrightsfoundation.org/about/board-and-international-council/thor-halvorssen
Using his own tragedies as fuel to ignite his own fire, he began his battle against government and the fight for human rights. Placing himself in the center of the battle, Halvorssen has suffered physical abuse while fighting for the just treatment for all.
Vietnamese authorities launched an attack and arrested Thor Halvorssen when both he and a cameraman took a trip to Ho Chi Minh City in hopes of interviewing Thich Quang Do. Unmoved by this attack, he used it as more fuel to his fire and pressed on in his fight.
Aside from his contributions to the fight for human rights, he has also produced several films, and made contributions to establishing individual rights and civil liberties for all. In 2009 Halvorssen founded the Oslo Freedom Forum. Though the conference was intended to be a one time event, due to its success it has taken place annually since its launch. Read more: Thor Halvorssen | Facebook
According to Crunchbase, Thor Halvorssen also founded the Moving Picture Institute in 2005 as a non-profit film production company. His goal was to reach viewers around the world through true to life documentaries and stories centered on human rights and the importance of equality.
With the lineage of prosperous and esteemed individuals, Halvorsen’s success and dedication both come as no surprise to those who know him. He is compassionate on matters involving the freedom and liberty of others, and dedicates himself to fighting against human trafficking, slavery and injustice in politics.
Armed with his degree in Political Science and History, Halvorseen is ready for battle both physically and mentally. Though he seeks no reward or recognition for his actions, Halvorssen is the proud recipient of multiple awards for his achievements in the fight for human rights.