Having born in Caracas to Hilda Mendoza and Thor Hellum, Thor Leonard Mendoza is a human right advocate. Some of his major contributions majorly lie in the field of individual rights, public policy, public advocacy and pro-democracy advocacy. Majorly identified as Thor Halvorssen, he has gotten involved with the film industry as a producer.Thor Halvorssen is the founder of Oslo Freedom Forum and the President of the Human Rights Foundation. The Oslo Foundation Forum entails a gathering majorly attended by human right activists who come together to discuss the various issue they face and how these issues can be resolved.
He has dedicated most of his years in the various organization that helps in fighting for human rights. One of these organizations he is fully involved is Czech-based Children Peace Movement where Thor is the movement’s patron. He believes a person regardless of how much wealth he/she has or the social class he/she is has rights and everyone should respect these rights. Some people especially the wealthy or politicians view other people as animals. If an individual sees you like an animal, he/she will treat you as one something Thor fights against. This is the main reason why Halvorssen decided to create Human Rights Foundation. HRF is a non-profit enterprise aim at protecting and promoting human rights not only in the Europe or Asia but the entire world.
Under the leadership of Thor, HRF aims at uniting everyone to one cause of promoting democracy and fighting for human rights. According to Thor, the main reason he is advocating for the defense of human rights is the mere fact that freedom should be promoted while still being preserved. He believes that success is only achieved when people are made to fight for one cause that will benefit all. Thor has expressed his thoughts regarding human rights everywhere he goes including public speaking or giving lectures on that issue. He says that if the world were filled with people who are willing to fight for their rights regardless of their leadership position, then the world would be a better place to live in.