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Since 2009, dissidents have come from across the world to educate, share, and inspire at the Human Rights Foundation’s annual conference, the Oslo Freedom Forum.
For activists, the Oslo Freedom Forum is the place to find new reasons to continue fighting for democracy, for liberty, for freedom, because you realize how many people are doing the work in their countries, and you feel really proud to be part of the community.Fred BaumaCongolese Human Rights Activist & 2019 HRF Freedom Fellow
I've never met so many men and women with so much commitment to courage, to freedom, and to human rights. I share your hopes, and I am extremely grateful for having been invited to the Oslo Freedom Forum which is a magnificent way to embrace humanity.Diego ArriaVenezuelan Diplomat & Former Chairman of the UN Security Council
The Oslo Freedom Forum creates understanding between human rights defenders from very different countries, from Burma to Belarus to Cuba.Václav HavelFirst Czech President & First HRF Chairman
The Oslo Freedom Forum for me vindicates years of struggle around the world. It confirms the universality of the struggle for justice and human rights. It testifies how international solidarity remains an indispensable tool for the international human rights movement.Samuel Kofi WoodsFormer Liberian Minister of Labor
We unite here to discuss not our differences, but our shared belief that all human beings have their right to express their humanity.Garry KasparovChairman of the Human Rights Foundation