Monique Villa is a journalist, a business leader, and a passionate advocate for women's empowerment. She was appointed CEO of Thomson Reuters Foundation in 2008. She has since transformed the organization into a global corporate foundation, leveraging the skills, expertise, and values of Thomson Reuters to run groundbreaking programs which trigger change and empower people across the world.
The Arab Spring has changed the political landscape of the Middle East, but women’s rights remain lagging in most countries. In a guest opinion for Devex, Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO Monique Villa discusses the results of a recent poll on women empowerment in the region.
Modern-day slavery is a thriving industry, worth about $32 billion a year, says Monique Villa. In this exclusive editorial, the Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO explains what everyone, not just law enforcement agencies, can do to help put a stop to human trafficking and other forms of this “silent crime.”