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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.

Gender Equality Can't Be Ignored If We Want Global Progress: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact

There's no other option: Gender equality has to become a priority for the world to reach development goals in the coming years, according to one inter...

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 ...

Has the Arab Spring Been a Disaster for Women?

Monique Villa | Posted 01.12.2013 | World
Monique Villa

Hopes were high that the Arab Spring would bring not just political change, but greater gender equality, too. But despite the major role they played in the uprisings, many activists worry that women are being left out of the political process.