Thor Halvorssen Brings New People Into The Human Rights Activism Community

Thor Halvorssen has made a big impact on the human rights activism community during his time as one of the world’s leading activists with his own Human Rights Foundation. One of the main aspects of the work of Thor Halvorssen and the Human Rights Foundation is the need to bring as many people into the activism community as possible through the many events the group has been working on lover the course of its short, but esteemed history; Halvorssen has remained a key figure in many different areas of the human rights community as his profile has grown with the number of events and campaigns created by the Human Rights Foundation.

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Perhaps the most famous area the Human Rights Foundation has established is the Oslo Freedom Forum where some of the most influential and important figures in the human rights arena have spoken. Not only does the Oslo Freedom Forum bring together hundreds of important members of the activism community, but also allows millions of people with Internet access to seek out the talks and speeches given by former political prisoners and refugees about the reasons for their escape and how their lives have changed over the years.

Uploading as many speeches and talks as possible to the Internet from the Oslo Freedom Forum has been a major part of the growing trend for people of all ages to become more politically active, but other events have also sought to include new members to the activism world. The Hack North Korea event held in 2014 looked to bring technology experts together with activists and North Korean defectors to find new ways of using the latest technology to get information in and out of the communist nation. Another innovation from the Human Rights Foundation has been the College Freedom Forum that takes the format of the Oslo Freedom Forum to major U.S. educational institutions including Yale and Tufts University.