Kelly Tallon Franklin

Courage for Freedom, Founder/Chief Executive Director
IFBPW – UN SC Human Rights

About Kelly Tallon Franklin

Kelly Tallon Franklin is an award-winning speaker and advocate on the issues of human rights, justice, human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and equine trauma therapies. As Chief Executive Director and visionary Founder of Courage for Freedom, she has a personal story of overcoming violence, drugs, and incarceration suffering coercion, exploitation stripped of dignity and hope. She fought resiliently out of childhood sexual abuse, gender-based violence, and survived sex and labor trafficking. Fierce and tireless Kelly found the strength to launch an incorporated registered charity in 2007 and developed coalitions and task force teams while remaining connected to front-line support needs to stay relevant and leading. Focused on community work in all regions of the globe, she offers training, education, awareness, and care to women, girls, and their families utilizing her intel and procedural knowledge of how advancing the rule of law demanding governmental will require intelligent focused actionable advocacy.

With best-selling book(s), accolades, and high demand from global speaking invitations, she offers accurate information to focus concerns and solutions in interested communities. She is a team leader and mentor developer.

Presentation | Human Trafficking: Insights from Lived Experience and Ethical-Based Practice

In this session, Kelly provides a distinctive viewpoint drawn from her extensive involvement in more than 850 survivor support initiatives. This perspective integrates historical lived experiences with current trends in human trafficking. Kelly will delve into crucial tools for educators, legal, medical, and community professionals, as well as navigate the intersection of criminalization with corrections, probation, and parole officers. Furthermore, she will examine a recent case study from North America that highlights cross-national successes, historical discoveries, and the transformative journey from existing exploitation to education. The session concludes with an open Q&A, fostering a dynamic conversation on ethical practices and the protection of victim and survivor rights.