Brisa De Angulo

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Short Description: 

Brisa co-founded CUBE to provide child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse with the safe environment and educational and legal support she never had. Brisa and CUBE have trained over 34,500 people in sexual abuse awareness and prevention.

Winner/Finalist Info
Finalist or Winner: 
Finalist
State: 
NJ
Describe what this winner does/did: 
When Brisa was a young girl in Bolivia, an adult family member repeatedly raped her. After suffering in silence, she tried to take her case to court, only to be met with humiliation and blame. She co-founded CUBE (Centro Una Brisa De Esperanza) to provide child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse with the safe environment and educational and legal support she never had. Brisa and CUBE have trained over 34,500 people in sexual abuse awareness and prevention. Before CUBE, only 2% of all child sexual abuse cases that reached trial in Bolivia resulted in a conviction. Today, from the 670 cases that CUBE has taken to trial, 95% have resulted in a conviction.
Year in which award/grant was awarded: 
2011