Many people living in the United States and other relatively comfortable Western nations tend to take a lot of basic freedoms and liberties for granted. Most people go about their daily lives giving little, if any, consideration to the wonderful blessings that living in a free society offers. Unfortunately, in many countries, citizens and residents are subjected to unimaginable human rights violations from their own governments. These unfortunate people suffer from a wide variety of human rights violations ranging from suppression of freedom of speech and association to outright slavery and torture. Fortunately, the Human Rights Foundation is there to help the oppressed victims by raising public awareness about oppressive regimes and by using peaceful means to relieve their suffering. The Human Rights Foundation was incorporated in 2005 by Thor Halvorssen. The HRF has an office in New York City that has been in operation since 2006.
Thor Halvorssen is a highly-motivated and active advocate for human rights. Thor makes it his life’s mission to expose the egregious human rights violation that take place everyday in the world. Repressive regimes all over the world systematically and routinely deny the citizens and residents of their countries the most basic human liberties and freedoms. Thor established the Human Rights foundation in 2005 as a means to fight these oppressive regimes by exposing their crimes to the public and using international political pressure to force these corrupt and brutal regimes to reform. Thor Halvorssen understands that these vicious and corrupt regimes that have contempt for basic human rights rely on pure brutal force to accomplish their objectives. However, Thor does not advocate using force against force.
Thor Halvorssen recognizes the importance of exposing the atrocities of oppressive regimes to the general public and to the political leaders of free nations. By raising the awareness of the general public, Thor gains the invaluable support of a populace that will in turn put pressure on their political leaders to take action to help the victims of oppression.
Thor Halvorssen uses a wide variety of resources to educate the citizens of the world about the fate of their fellow human beings who are suffering under repressive, often closed, government regimes. Thor is well known for producing documentaries such as “Sugar Babies” which depicts the plight of children forced into slavery in the Dominican Republic. Take some time to research Thor Halvorssen for more information about his human rights projects and the way ordinary citizens can contribute to the cause of preserving human rights and promoting equality around the world.