Did you know there is an organization called the Children’s Peace Movement. The movement connects children in privileged countries, such as Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Canada, and Norway, with the children from war-torn countries. These war-torn countries include Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.
Just think of the benefits of this program. War tends to breed more war. Children who grow up in war zones are more likely to become angered, disenfranchised, and radicalized. These children are much more likely to lash out and join a militant group. Working rage on for generations like this.
The Children’s Peace Movement aims to stop this. By broadening the horizons of children in war-torn areas, Thor Halvorssen hopes to put an end to the cycle of violence. Thor Halvorssen is the patron of the Children’s Peace Movement. He took over for the former patron, Czech president Václav Havel, back in 2009. Learn more about Thor Halvorssen: http://www.forbes.com/sites/thorhalvorssen/
This is one of Thor Halvorssen’s many roles. The man is most prominent for founding the Human Rights Foundation. The 39-year-old human rights activist has boundless energy which takes them all across the world to fight injustice wherever he sees it. He’s not some sort of superhero, he is more of a political nerd.
Also in 2009, the founder of the Human Rights Foundation started the Oslo Freedom Form. The event takes place annually to bring human rights activists together from around the globe. It is a place where the best ideas for advancing human rights are discussed and plans are made to implement them.
Thor Halvorssen comes from a long line of political disruptors. The man was born in Venezuela but speaks English without an accent. His father was a Norwegian diplomat working with the government of Venezuela to stop drug cartels. But his father’s investigation got a little too close. He was thrown into jail and tortured. Read more: Thor Halvorssen | LinkedIn
Thor Halvorssen was just a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania when his father was imprisoned. He reached out to human rights advocacy groups around the world, including Amnesty International. He worked tirelessly until his father was freed after 74 days of political imprisonment.
His mother, a British national from Venezuela, was shot during a protest in New York City. Thor was the one who broke the news by writing an article for the Wall Street Journal.