Thor Halvorssen is an individual with many talents that all involve helping others around the world live a better life and to have a voice. Thor Halvorssen is a human rights activist who fights for universal freedom as well as universal human rights. As an activist, Thor Halvorssen believes that every individual should have even the most basic right such as choosing how they live their life or choosing who they are able or want to speak to. With parents as well as grandparents who are human rights activists, Thor Halvorssen has made sure to follow their path in order to fight justice. Thor Halvorssen, even at a young age, was taught to help others and has followed along this path ever since. With roots in both Norway as well as Venezuela, Thor Halvorssen has always thought himself to be a citizen of the world with a purpose to improve the lives of others in even the most closed off country.1)
Thor Halvorssen has traveled the world to even some of the most inhospitable societies in the hopes to educate people about the potential for freedom and to protest against the cruelty that is often enacted against citizens that break the law. As a human rights activist, Thor Halvorssen believes in even the most basic rights. To make sure that individuals receive the rights that they deserve, Thor Halvorssen has gladly been beaten, imprisoned, as well as threatened even if it meant that just one person could have a new right or could also speak out against the regime.
Thor Halvorssen is the current President of the Human Rights Foundation. The Human Rights Foundation was founded in 2005 and has grown at an exponential rate. With the headquarters in New York City, Thor Halvorssen and his expert team are able to raise funds and awareness towards the many injustice actions to continue to take place. Though many countries have moved on the progressive path, Thor Halvorssen wants to make sure that all countries are on this path and that all countries take care of their citizens and give them the rights they deserve.