Human Rights Foundation

Founding Year: 2005

Staff: 18

Budget: $13.225m (2019)

Thor Halvorssen (President)

The Human Rights Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, focusing on closed societies. Its mission is to ensure that freedom is both preserved and promoted around the world. To do, they “partner with world-changing activists in creating innovative solutions to unite the world against tyranny.”



    • The Oslo Freedom Forum – It is an annual conference where human rights advocates, artists, tech entrepreneurs, and world leaders meet to share their stories and brainstorm ways to expand freedom and unleash human potential worldwide.


Human Rights Foundation contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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