Championing the Rights of Others: Thor Havlorssen

There is a statement that says that when you keep quiet as the other minorities and people who are disadvantaged are being oppressed, soon the oppressor will come for you, and you will have no one to speak on your behalf. Well, Thor Havlorssen is not the man to keep quiet and watch as things go wrong with humanity. He has been an activist for as long as he can remember, and his achievements, especially judging from his age, speak volumes about his commitment to the cause of making world a better place for all humans.

Perhaps it is in his genes to be the advocate that he has been for his rights. Perhaps it is the experiences that he went through as a child that molded him into the vocal person that he is. well, judging from the fact that when he was a freshman in college, his father had been arrested, detained and was being tortured by corrupt government regimes and he was the one leading the match to free him, we can say that it is a mixture of both. Thor of Facebook, His mother also got shot while participating in a peaceful demonstration and both his parents came from generations of strong community leaders.

Thor Havlorssen is of Venezuelan and Norwegian descent. He has already established an organization that matches for the rights of the oppressed. The Human Rights Movement, which has its headquarters in New York, has been holding several events every year to create awareness about their goals and mission. The event has been dubbed as the Davos Conference of human rights and related issues.

Thor has also been involved in a number of cases himself. For instance, there was a time he and his crew f camera and newsmen narrowly escaped from a Vietnamese hostage situation. He however states that being hurt does not deter him or break his spirit. He reiterates that he does not care where a person comes from or what they do and that as long as a person cares deeply for the rights of others, they are speaking the same language and they can work together for the greater good and learn more about Thor.

Thor Halvorssen of the Human Rights Foundation

Thor Halvorssen is a world-renowned human rights activist. A native of Venezuela, Halvorssen’s own family dealt with human rights abuses when his father was arrested and tortured for investigating the Medellín cartel. Young Thor, a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania at the time, led the campaign for his father’s release.

Even after his father’s ordeal came to an end, Thor Halvorssen continued to advocate for human rights. He formed The Human Rights Foundation in New York in 2005. Halvorssen has a gift for reaching people from all walks of life. He has addressed Britain’s parliament, and he founded the Oslo Freedom Forum. In 2009, he took over as Patron for The Children’s Peace Movement. The previous patron was Vaclav Havel.

In recent years, Thor Halvorssen has also entered into the world of film production. Along with Hollywood heavyweight Bryan Singer, he is producing an adaptation of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Past projects have included The Singing Revolution and The Sugar Babies. Many of Halvorssen’s projects deal with themes related to human rights.

He is interested in resistance in all of its forms. This can be seen in his 2006 film Hammer & Tickle explored the ways people in the USSR used humor to cope and speak the truth. This film was awarded Best New Documentary Film at the Zurich Film Festival.

Thor Halvorssen is still remarkably young to have accomplished all of these feats. The world is waiting to see what he will do in the coming years. He has been fearless in addressing powerful, corrupt forces, and it will be interesting to see what he shines a light on next.