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Monique Villa

Putting Human Trafficking Out of Business

Monique Villa | Posted 04.04.2016 | Impact
Monique Villa

$150 billion. According to the International Labour Organization, that's the revenue generated by each year by forced labor for those who place more value on profit than people.

If We Can't Measure Slavery, Does It Exist?

Monique Villa | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact
Monique Villa

Today, modern-day slavery is an invisible crime. There are no chains, the injuries are psychological, and the victims walk among us, mostly unnoticed, trapped in dark and illicit networks operating in the shadows.

WATCH: Reuters Foundation's 'Charity' Is Sharing Undertold Stories

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact

When Monique Villa took over the Thomson Reuters Foundation five years ago, she had a clear goal in mind: Leverage the company's unique set of skills ...

Money, Corruption and Slavery

Monique Villa | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Monique Villa

Human trafficking and slavery depend on corruption, which depends on cash. Cutting off the global flow of money that is essential to greasing palms of corrupt officials would go a long way toward ending this barbarity. How to achieve that is another story.

Let's End Child Marriage So Girls Can Be Girls

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

In the time it takes to read this column, around 70 girls below 18 years old will have been forced into marriage, often with dire consequences.

Advice From Powerful Women In Philanthropy

The Atlantic | Posted 07.05.2012 | Impact

Philanthropy, literally "a love of humankind," is about giving for the benefit of others. Do women have a unique capacity for philanthropic action? Do...