Advocate on Child Sexual Abuse and Trafficking Awareness to Speak at Walsh University

April is Nationally Recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

Every April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) calls attention to the fact that sexual harassment, assault and abuse are widespread and impact every person in our community. In honor of this month, Walsh University will be hosting a public keynote presentation on child sexual abuse and trafficking, “Our Little Secret,” by survivor and activist Nicole Braddock Bromley on Monday, April 17, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Barrette Business and Community Center.  Register here.

Bromley is an international advocate for survivors of sexual abuse and exploitation, the founder of OneVOICE, and the Executive Director and founder of OneVOICE4freedom, a nonprofit focused on stopping child sex trafficking around the world.  In 2010, she began a campaign across East Africa to stamp out child sexual abuse and trafficking and was the first woman to ever give a public address on the topics of sexual abuse and child sex slavery in the country of Uganda. In 2012, Bromley went undercover to Cambodia for a rescue and restoration film project of Life Outreach International, where she met with child sex slaves in brothels and helped them tell their stories. For 22 years, she has traveled extensively as a voice of awareness, prevention, hope, and healing to some of the most vulnerable populations around the world, as well as to some of the most prestigious universities, companies and conferences.

Both in her authored books and in her internationally-recognized keynote, “Our Little Secret,” Bromley uses her own life story to break the silence on sexual abuse and to empower others on a journey from victim to Victory Over Impossible CircumstancEs (VOICE).

Bromley will be visiting Stark County twice this April to support local awareness efforts. She will first appear at the Ken Weber Community Campus at Goodwill on April 4 at 9:30 AM to help launch a Day of Action for Sexual Assault Awareness Month sponsored by COMPASS (Sexual Assault Education, Prevention & Support), the Alliance Area Rape Crisis Program, CommQuest, and Stark County’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). She will then join Walsh University on April 17 with a focused discussion on her efforts to address child sex trafficking following her own victimization of sexual violence.

April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) which is symbolized by a teal ribbon, representing our commitment to supporting survivors.