Thor Halvorssen, the founder of the Human Rights Foundation, has created a mission to spread universal human rights around the world to even some of the most oppressed regions around the world. The Human Rights Foundation is a ten year old endeavor that is currently located in New York City, the center of international diplomacy. Thor Halvorssen has been fighting for human rights for over two decades as he is a multicultural individual with both Venezuelan and Norwegian blood in him. As both his parents were human rights activists, Thor Halvorssen was inspired to follow this path of being both brave and selfless. Some of the initiative of this foundation includes freeing political prisoners, giving on-ground education in closed societies, as well as giving individual rights seminars on Capitol Hill. As a non-profit organization, this foundation is focused on pursing universal rights for all. The Human Rights Foundations has received many generous donations from individuals, corporations, as well as from other foundations.
Some of the real world initiatives that this foundation is focused on in present day includes ending women’s violence in Pakistan, Freeing the prison, Liu Xiaobo, as well as freeing RCTV. The advocacy campaigns that have been created by the Human Rights Foundation raise not only awareness, but also raise support and create missions for the entirety of the supporters of this endeavor. As a dedicated human rights activist, Thor Halvorssen has been beaten and imprisoned numerous times. From first hand experience, Mr. Halvorssen knows exactly how dangerous closed-off societies are to individuals.
In addition to promoting human rights, Thor Halvorssen and his team are also dedicated to exposing dictatorships. In recent news, Mr. Halvorssen and his foundation spoke out against Nicki Minaj who made a trip to the oppressive country of Angola to perform. Angola is a country that is notorious for taking away the rights of humans and for encouraging slavery. Other celebrities that Thor Halvorssen has set out to expose for speaking in oppressed countries include Hilary Swank, Kanye West, as well as Jennifer Lopez who have all been paid to speak or sing in these countries.