Egypt: Empowering Women Challenges Poverty – CEO of Thomson Reuters Foundation

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Reuters Foundation, Monique Villa, said on Monday that helping women know and defend their rights tackles the very root of poverty.

In an interview with Aswat Masriya, Villa said, “The big difference between a man and a woman is that the woman spends most of her salary…70 to 75 percent on her family. The man doesn’t always do that. If you help women know their rights and find a job, you tackle the very root of poverty and this is what we try to do.”

Monique Villa visits Egypt within the framework of participating in a celebration and a seminar organized by the Aswat Masriya website of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Source: All Africa (link opens in a new window)

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