Nothing defines our humanity more than the god-given rights given to us. Sadly, these rights tend to become alienated in secluded, non-westernized societies around the world. Thankfully, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is dedicated to ending the seclusion of human rights in these unjust societies.
HRF is a politically nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to promote and defend the rights of human beings. Founded on the ideology of liberal democracy, the Human Rights Foundation believes that all people, regardless of nationality, race, gender or other backgrounds, are entitled to many of the same concepts that America’s founding fathers set out to enact. Among these concepts are the freedoms of speech, association, self-determination, and freedom from enslavement or unnecessary incarceration. The protection of these basic rights is crucial to preserving the liberty and happiness of mankind. This philosophy is what fuels HRF to do their great works around the globe. Their works are seen in the form of protests, campaigning to free political prisoners, educating people on what constitutes a free society, and helping to teach the importance of freedom and human rights.
The Human Rights Foundation was first established in 2005, and it’s offices opened officially in 2006 in New York City. This non-profit organization, like a few others, was founded by a man named Thor Halvorssen Mendoza. Halvorssen is a self-made human rights activist who shows passion for equality and freedom for people all around the world.
Mr. Halvorssen has also displayed his works of activism through various filmmaking and documentary projects. He is known for his works with the documentary Sugar Babies, which sheds light on the rough, inhumane treatment of children working on sugar farms in the Dominican Republic. Thor Halvorssen is also well-known for his political documentaries about the uprisings and overthrowing of tyrannical leaders through history.