Not many people really follow up on initiatives that are for the good of the society and most especially crusading for social justice. Thor Havlorssen is one person that has always had the interests of social justice at heart. The half Norwegian and Half Mexican has been involved in causes that support and fight for human rights. He has even established the Human Rights Foundation, which is based in New York.
There are many factors that led to Thor becoming the activist that he is today. When he was a young boy, he witnessed his father getting beaten and arrested for protesting about corruption in the government. Another event that shaped his future was the shooting of his mother, who had been among a group of peaceful demonstrators in Caracas. When the people behind the shooting were arrested, they were sentenced to five years, of which they served only a few months. These are the events that made him realize that there were a lot of things wrong with the society and hence the decision to make change.
Mr. Thor started out with a few correspondents to his cause from all over the world. However, his influence has now grown to include people from all the countries and his annual event is now being dubbed the most important human rights convention of the year. There is a number of times that he has been involved in several controversies that are connected to his human rights activities. He was at one time arrested in Vietnam when reporting about inmates’ mistreatment.
One of the things that he says is that he loves humanity. He also likes to say that the only thing that makes his respect people is if they are fighting the same cause. He is quite the inspiration to people in the world of human rights activism.