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The Initiative envisions a world free of exploitation, where all people are free to go after their dreams.

"WE WANT COMMUNITIES TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT TRAFFICKING LOOKS LIKE IN AMERICA AND HELP THE VICTIMS CAUGHT IN THE WAKE OF MISIDENTIFICATION."   -REBECCA

By equipping first responders, assisting them in helping victims escape and mentoring survivors toward economic empowerment, we are breaking cycles of poverty, assisting women and children in sustainability and helping communities stay safe.

What We Do

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EQUIP

We equip first responders across America on how to identify and respond to victims of exploitation. We also assist law enforcement on case investigations and trial.

 

ESCAPE

We assist victims and their children to escape their traffickers by responding to crisis and ensure their tangible needs are met.

 

 
 

ELEVATE

The largest and only online academy for survivors across the globe. Regardless of where they live, survivors can receive holistic support to take their lives to the next level.

EMBOLDEN

Embolden individuals to help change the culture in their own communities and around the globe through the power of multimedia.

 

Human Trafficking

TVPA Defines Trafficking as: The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age. 

Rebecca's story

Rebecca Bender is more than just a survivor of domestic Sex Trafficking. She is an award winning, internationally recognized speaker, author and Survivor Leader in the movement to eradicate modern day slavery. Her testimony of redemption, escaping a life of sex trafficking, can be read in her first book Roadmap to Redemption, which has helped hundreds of victims find hope. Finishing her master's degree in Christian Thought, Rebecca is now a licensed Minister and mother of four children. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their family.

 
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Speaking & Events

RBI is a leader and forerunner in the efforts to eradicate modern day slavery. Using not only their personal experience, RBI’s speaker’s team uses their professional experience to Equip first responders all over the U.S. In the last two years, RBI has trained over 16,000 professionals including: FBI, Homeland Security, SVU, former Presidents, Medical Professionals, Child Welfare, Prosecution, Probation, Faith Community and more. Knowing how to identify, respond, and support survivors of trafficking is crucial to changing the culture around this issue.

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Rebecca Bender Initiative's vision is to see a world free of oppression and exploitation, where all people can go after their dreams with zealous abandon. We desire to help people reach their dreams, knowing that their past does not have to define nor determine their destiny.