The Role of Thor Halrvorssen as a Human Rights Activist
Thor Leonard Halrvorsean Mendoza is a human rights advocate and film producer. He has a Norway and Venezuela background. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with both the undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science, history, international relations and romance language. Thor is mainly skilled in matters related to human trafficking, threats to democracy, slavery, philanthropic, and angel investing. His efforts are concentrated on fighting for human freedom.
His advocating career journey started in the year 1989 in London when he organized opposition to South African apartheid and advocated for human rights. He became fully involved in advocating when his father who was a Venezuelan ambassador for anti-narcotic affairs in the administration of Carlos André’s Pérez. However, with the help of the amnesty international organization Thor protested for his father release.
Thor’s contributions to the society
Thor became the CEO and executive director of the foundation for individual rights in education (FIRE) in 1999. In this organization, Harvoseen joined organizations like Feminists for free expression, the eagle forum, and heritage foundation. In 2004, Thor Halrvorssen founded the human rights foundation. It was after his mother was shot dead. The main roles of human rights foundation include promoting tolerance and democracy in Latin America. Since its foundation, Halrvorssen has led campaigns exposing some personnel violating human rights regardless of the social areas engaged. He has also published two books outlining the responsibilities of the state and those of individuals.In 2009, Thor Halrvorssen founded the Oslo Freedom Forum. It consists of prominent personnel from all continents from several occupations. He encouraged the members to speak boldly against those violating human rights. Halrvorssen also became a patron of the children’s peace movement. The movement ensures that there is a bilateral relation between children and adolescent and children in warring countries like Iraq and Afghanistan.
In Film Theater, Halrvoseen has played various roles such as film production and co-production. He has produced films and documentaries. Thor’s films have their theme mostly in the struggle for freedom and political independence, human trafficking, and anti-intellectual culture. Halrvorssen has won several awards and gain recognition for his work.