Thor Leonardo Halvorssen Mendoza is a Human Rights Activist and film producer, born in Venezuela on March 9, 2016. Being born to his parents Hilda Mendoza and Thor Halvorssen Hellum, he comes from a prosperous family. His mother, Hilda Mendoza, is a descendant and relative of the first Venezuelan president, Cristobal Mendoza.
Thor also served as a special overseas investigator of a Venezuelan Senate Commission. Halvorssen’s alma-mater is the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with degrees in History and Political Science. Today, he is the founder and CEO of the Human Right Foundation, and founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum.
The Human Rights Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, organization devoted to protecting and promoting human rights globally. The mission of HRF is to sustain the struggle for liberty in places it is most threatened. Read more: Thor Halvorssen | Facebook
They believe that every human is entitled to the freedom of self-determination, freedom of speech and expression, the right to worship in the manner of their choice, the right to leave and enter their countries, freedom from slavery and torture, and the right to equal treatment and due process under the law.
Having a similar mission, the Oslo Freedom Forum is an annual gathering of which the world’s most engaging human rights advocates, world leaders, artists, and tech entrepreneurs meet and network with each other. At this annual festival, they brainstorm ways to expand freedom, and promote human rights across the globe.
According to Crunchbase, Thor Halvorssen has contribute to many fields of public policy, public interest advocacy, individual rights and civil liberties, and pro-democracy advocacy. Along with being the founder of the Human Rights Foundation, and the Oslo Freedom Form, he is the founder of the Moving Pictures Institute, and he is the patron of the Czech based Children’s Peace Movement.
Thor Halvorssen’s work has been praised by the New York Times, and he has shared his thoughts with several other magazines. .