A Personal Cause For Him
Thor Halvorssen’s insistence on fighting for human rights across the world isn’t something he simply does for fun or to put his name in headlines. His family has experienced the effects of authoritarianism for themselves and he wants to create a world where such dictators cannot come into power. In a world without these dictators we would have open societies where people are free to choose how they will live their lives and choose a station of life different from the one they are born into.
How He Fights Back
He accomplishes much of his work through the Human Rights Foundation. Founded in 2004, the Human Rights Foundation focuses on cases of abuse and oppression found throughout various autocratic regimes in the world. One day might focus on political prisoners in Venezuela, but another day might focus on LGBT rights in Uganda. The work that Thor Halvorssen has done has naturally attracted attacks from the regimes he criticizes. At times he has even experienced misfortunes for his attempts to fight these oppressors. This isn’t an easy job but it is a job that someone needs to do.
Where He Stands Today
Today, Halvorssen is focused on trying to expand his influence and find new ways to reach people suffering under dictators. He accomplishes much of his work through documentaries and other means of getting his message out. When people are made aware of a better way of living they will usually choose it. Open societies offer people a chance to choose how they want to live their lives and a way out of oppression. He doesn’t have an easy job to do, but Thor Halvorssen wakes up everyday ready to face the world head on and decide exactly what he needs to do.