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The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is excited to announce the return of the Oslo Freedom Forum in Taiwan (OFF in TW) on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the W Taipei Hotel.

Join us to hear firsthand stories from renowned human rights advocates and meet our community of activists, philanthropists, technologists, investors, artists, journalists, and policymakers who aim to make the world a more free, open, and peaceful place.

The full list of speakers will be announced in the coming weeks on our Twitter and Instagram.

Meet the Changemakers Taking the Stage in Taipei


Korean human rights activist and leader of a modern-day underground railroad

Pastor Kim is a prominent human rights advocate and the head of Caleb Mission, a Christian church based in South Korea. He serves North Korean defectors, rescuing over 1,000 since 2000 and helping them become self-sufficient. His work was showcased in the film “Beyond Utopia,” which won the Audience Award for US Documentary at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.


Migrant workers’ rights advocate

Bidali is a former migrant worker in Qatar and the co-founder of Migrant Defenders, a Kenya-based organization defending migrant worker rights in the Gulf. While in Qatar, he became a prominent anonymous whistleblower of the brutal conditions for migrant laborers in the lead-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In May 2021, the Qatari regime placed him in solitary confinement for nearly a month on trumped-up charges.


Member of Ukrainian Parliament

Yasko is a member of Ukraine’s Parliament, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Interparliamentary Cooperation, and the Ukrainian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. She founded Yellow Blue Strategy, an NGO working to make Ukraine creative, safe, and sustainable.


Director of Detainee Affairs at the Syrian Emergency Task Force

Alshogre is a Syrian public speaker and human rights advocate who endured three years of unjust imprisonment before being smuggled and brought to safety. He is now the director of Detainees Affairs for the Syrian Emergency Task Force and a spokesperson for Atrocities Tracker, advocating for the release of those unjustly detained.

For any questions about tickets and registration, please contact us at [email protected]. If you’re interested in attending as a member of the press, please fill out this form to request a press pass.

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