Virginia Murillo Herrera (b. San José, Costa Rica, October 2, 1964) is the Executive President of Defensa de Niñas y Niños Internacional-Costa Rica (Defence for Children International-Costa Rica). Along with being a Board Member of Global March Against Child Labour, Virginia is currently the Chair of the UN Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, an Expert of the OHCHR and Member of the UN Trust Fund on Trafficking. A researcher and coordinator of different regional networks, she has also been a former Executive Board Member of Defence for Children International.
Virginia has over 20 years of experience in the field of Human Rights. She has a wide range of expertise in areas covering Human Rights, Child Rights, Local Development, Violence Against Children, Child Labour, Juvenile Justice, Migration, Monitoring and Evaluation, Building Capacities, Networking, Advocacy, Public Policies and National Protection Systems. A sociologist by training, Virginia holds a Masters in Public Management of Local Development.