Eruviel Ávila Villegas is a Mexican politician the current Governor of the State of Mexico (2011-2017). During his administration, Ávila Villegas highlighted the need to aggressively fight human trafficking by implementing a major shut down of 1,700 illicit businesses which were identified as potential sources of human trafficking in the State of Mexico.

Ávila Villegas worked closely with civil associations and leading human trafficking activists to create prevention campaigns, train police, organize a human trafficking taskforce and initiate legislative actions to protect and empower women.