The Human Rights Foundation was founded by Thor Halvorssen, who has started many other non-profit groups as well. Halvorssen founded this nonprofit and politically nonpartisan organization with the ideas that humans from all backgrounds and lifestyles are entitled to unalienable human rights, such as freedom of speech and self-determination.
Unfortunately, these God-given rights aren’t available to all people around the globe. Thor Halvorssen has set out to pursue this goal through his organization’s many advocacy campaigns. These campaigns all have the same common goals: to expose the mistreatment of people and the violation of their rights. These campaigns are designed to educate people on tyrannical countries and the cruel conditions that many of their citizens face.
The Sugar Babies is a campaigning documentary that sheds light on the horrific conditions that children in the Dominican Republic, who work on sugar farms, are subjected to. This documentary was made possible through risky techniques, such as hidden camera placement and talks with high-ranking United States officials.
The Human Rights Foundation also sent a petition and legal report to the United Nations about the lack of authority asserted by the Pakistani Government regarding the gang raping of Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani woman.
These two programs are just a couple of the advocacy projects that are endorsed by the Human Rights Foundation. By revealing the atrocities and inequality against mankind, HRF helps to take a stand on the most critical issue that has always been present in our world.
Many of these campaigns are directly overseen by Mr. Halvorssen himself, such as the Sugar Babies documentary. He began his advocacy career in 1989 at an apartheid opposition in London. He established HRF in 2005 and is currently sits on it’s board of directors. He’s appeared on many News Programs, such as Fox and al-Jazeera, and has talked about his opinions, concerns and current project in several other publications.