I am a world citizen. The rape of a woman in the Sudan is the rape of a citizen of the world to whom we are all obligated.
- R. Evon Idahosa
Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful and whatever is powerful may be just.
- Blaise Pascal
Because the idea is, in the long run, that women's liberation will be men's liberation too.
- Gloria Steinem
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Peace and injustice are uncommon bedfellows, for peace cannot lie in the presence of injustice for long before rising.
- R. Evon Idahosa
We cannot continue to negotiate with injustice. Now is the time for every woman to arise and amplify her own voice, particularly against systemic powers that do not believe she has one.
- R. Evon Idahosa
As a woman, when you stand for another woman or young girl that cannot stand for herself, you stand not just for yourself but for your mother, for your sister, for your daughters. When given an opportunity to stand, stand.
- R. Evon Idahosa

Our mission is to prevent modern day sex slavery (sex trafficking) and liberate enslaved women and girls through the direct eradication of its root causes. We are currently working in Nigeria and with Nigerian survivors throughout Africa and Europe. Learn More

What We Do

The Justice Initiative (TJI)

TJI lobbies for and advises on legislative change, ensures that survivors gain access to justice and legal services, advocates for various causes and champions the abolishment and/or amendment of archaic laws through judicial reform and the mass mobilization of educated civilians.

Anchor

The Anchor is the branch of PJI which provides free shelter, vocational skills training, start up business training and funding, financial literacy as well as education scholarships to survivors and young women who are susceptible to sex trafficking in Nigeria.

The Voice

The Voice is the legal representation arm of PJI which links female survivors of sex crimes with the pro bono services of lawyers.

TruthTellers

TruthTellers is the community transformation arm of PJI which seeks to shed light on PJI’s mission by focusing on the awakening and education of local communities to the injustices ladened in gender based violence and sex trafficking.

Why We Do What We Do

Because the dehumanization and subjugation of women and girls can be overcome in one lifetime. Ours.

Human trafficking, or modern day slavery, involves the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain and is a $150 billion global industry.

two thirds of the $150 billion generated annually from human trafficking ($99 billion) is generated from commercial sexual exploitation.

New estimates indicate that there are 40.3 million victims of modern slavery worldwide, 71% of whom are women and girls that represent 99% of those trapped in commercial sexual exploitation.

Nigeria ranks 32/167 countries assessed by the Global Slavery Index with the highest number of slaves – 1.38 million Nigeria’s National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) reports that the average age of trafficked children in Nigeria, now a Tier 2 Watchlist country (US State Department 2018), is 15.

An astounding 94% of all Nigerian women trafficked to Europe for forced prostitution hail from Edo State (UNDOC, 2016), with Italy being the number one destination country – 11,009 womenwere trafficked there by sea in 2016.

The average Nigerian trafficking victim abroad is forced to have sex with anywhere between 10-15 customers a day making an average of $10 per customer.

Get Involved

Become A Pathfinder!

Partner with us by joining one of our regional teams. We are currently seeking like-minded individuals with whom our vision resonates.

Make A Donation or Raise Awareness!

We need your support to eradicate sex trafficking and to empower survivors in the developing world.

Attend an Event!

Lagos Volunteers Training!
December 28, 2018

For all incoming volunteers, an in-depth training on sex trafficking, irregular migration and smuggling will be held at 10:00am on December 28, 2018 at Covenant Christian Centre, 400 Herbert Macauley Way, Jibowu, Yaba, Lagos.  The train is mandatory for all Lagos volunteers, particularly those interested in working with survivors and conducting advocacy.  Please email volunteer@pathfindersji.org for additional questions.  See you there!

At Pathfinders, we utilize an interdisciplinary approach which incorporates a human rights, cognitive restructuring/behavioral modification and an economic development methodology

as the solution to sex trafficking.

Blog

UN Releases New Report on Global Trafficking

UN Releases New Report on Global Trafficking

A United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Report published on January 7, 2019 confirms that the global trend reveals a steady increase in the number of victims of human trafficking since 2010.  There has also been an increase in...
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Pathfinders’ End of Year Party!

Pathfinders’ End of Year Party!

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA- in 2018, we provided skills training and PATH (personalized action to healing) Rehabilitation Plans to almost 300 women across Nigeria.  At our end of year party on December 29, 2018, we celebrated with a few of them...
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Pathfinders Trains Additional Volunteers In Lagos!

Pathfinders Trains Additional Volunteers In Lagos!

LAGOS, NIGERIA- in 2018, we added an additional 150 volunteers to our growing Pathfinders volunteers base (now close to 300).  On December 28, 2018, we conducted a "train the trainers" workshop on human trafficking and irregular migration for 18 of...
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Nigerian Migrants Face ‘Unimaginable Horrors’ in Libya

Nigerian Migrants Face ‘Unimaginable Horrors’ in Libya

According to a new UN Report, Nigerian migrants endeavoring to transit Libya on their way to Europe face 'unimaginable horrors' from the moment they enter the country, throughout their entire stay there and during their attempt to cross the Mediterranean...
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This Holiday Season, Help Us #LightHerPath

This Holiday Season, Help Us #LightHerPath

As we approach the end of 2018, there is so much to celebrate concerning what we have collectively accomplished this year!  Here are some of the highlights: -providing services and training to almost 300 women in Nigeria -sensitizing millions of Nigerians...
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Ways YOU Can Fight Human Trafficking!

Ways YOU Can Fight Human Trafficking!

There are currently over 40 million people worldwide enslaved in 2019, more than at any other time in history.  In Nigeria, recent statistics indicate that there are over 1.3 million victims.  The total number of Nigerian victims outside Nigeria is...
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Nigeria: Human Trafficking Factsheet

Nigeria: Human Trafficking Factsheet

• Human trafficking, a form of modern day slavery, involves the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain and is a $150 billion global industry. Two thirds of this figure ($99 billion) is generated from commercial sexual exploitation,...
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Meet Our Latest Graduating Class!

Meet Our Latest Graduating Class!

BENIN, NIGERIA- As part of our sex-trafficking prevention efforts at Pathfinders, we are providing skills training, in partnership with CWFI Skill Acquisition Centre, for hundreds of women annually. As part of this effort, on October 13, 2018, we proudly graduated 11...
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R. Evon Idahosa Speaks at The Platform Nigeria (2018)

R. Evon Idahosa Speaks at The Platform Nigeria (2018)

LAGOS, NIGERIA- On October 1, 2018, Nigeria's Independence Day, R. Evon Idahosa, our founder and Executive Director, was a featured speaker at The Platform, the largest and leading one-day conference in Nigeria that culls together leading global experts, politicians, innovators...
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Pathfinders Trains and Certifies NYSC Youth Corpers in Nigeria

Pathfinders Trains and Certifies NYSC Youth Corpers in Nigeria

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA- There are good things happening in Nigeria. We are one of them. On September 13, 2018, Pathfinders conducted a human trafficking/irregular migration training and certification for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps NYSC Youth Corpers in...
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