Rebecca Bender

Rebecca Bender Initiative

Rebecca Bender is a nationally recognized and awarded leader in the effort to eradicate modern day slavery. After escaping nearly six years of exploitation, Rebecca emerged, wrote a book, and developed the first online program for survivors. Using her own experiences and case examples, her organization, Rebecca Bender Initiative, also created some of the most advanced trainings offered nationally. RBI assists in the escape of victims, equips first responders on how to identify exploitation and builds cases, and elevates survivors to dream again and create steps to get there. She is co-chair of DOJ Human Trafficking Advisory Council, a member of the Survivor Leader Institute, and a part of Multnomah County CEASE Task Force.

Rebecca Bender