A Bolivian woman transforms trauma from abuse into hope and healing

Americas Now

She was a victim of sexual abuse who tried to seek justice and was shamed. Now she’s helping other survivors of sexual violence.

At the age of 15, Brisa de Angulo was raped by a member of her extended family. When she finally found the courage to tell the police, she was ostracized, intimidated and had a traumatic experience in court.

She decided to set up a charity which provides medical, social and legal services to young survivors and even helped create a national day against sexual abuse in her native Bolivia.

“Americas Now” caught up with her on that day in her home town of Cochabamba.

Brisa de Angulo, the founder of “A Breeze of Hope,” is our Game Changer.