About Monique Villa

Monique Villa is CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Articles by Monique Villa

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Mariam Ali

Mariam Ali is Associate Editor for openDemocracy's Arab Awakening page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Failing a generation of children: choose to see

If we want to eradicate child slavery we must take a global approach to what is clearly a global issue and the scourge of our times. Education is the starting point.

The human costs of 'fast-fashion': the power to change is in your hands

A living wage is a human right, and it is crucial that consumers are fully aware of the power in their hands. We’ll be on the right track only when we will see a £5 dress as a red flag, and not as a bargain.

The right to feel safe in public: addressing the root cause of sexual harassment

A new poll reveals that 19% of women in London have been physically abused and 32% have been verbally harassed on public transport. The behaviour of perpetrators should be tackled, rather than the freedom of women curtailed. It's time to involve women in designing safe transport.

Longing for Spring: The revolution that betrayed Arab women

Revolutions take time. The French Revolution was followed by years of terror and conflict before stability. Arab women have discovered through their revolutions that they can have a voice, and this, says Monique Villa, is the seed of hope for the future.

Why Trust Women?

Whether they work in an office in Luxembourg or a field in Malawi, abused women cannot play their full part in building a better world. Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, explains the purpose of the forthcoming Trust Women conference for action

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