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 eradicate modern day sex slavery (sex trafficking) and the exploitation of women and girls in the developing world through empowerment, advocacy, judicial reform and community transformation. 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

Our why? Because every woman deserves to live a life of dignity, a life graced with agency and a life free from sexual exploitation.

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 2018

For all incoming volunteers, an in-depth training on sex trafficking, irregular migration and smuggling will be held in Lagos during the last week of December 2018.  Please watch this space for additional information!

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

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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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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We Survived- Pathfinders’ Survivors Share Testimonies of Triumph!

We Survived- Pathfinders’ Survivors Share Testimonies of Triumph!

After several years of being trapped in sex slavery in Russia, sex trafficking survivor, 'Sonia,' returned to Nigeria with nothing but broken dreams. Pathfinders was able to help her change her narrative from victim to survivor. She is now a...
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Pathfinders Sensitizes Over 25,000+ Women at CWFI Convention 2018

Pathfinders Sensitizes Over 25,000+ Women at CWFI Convention 2018

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE- on August 8, 2018, Pathfinders' R. Evon Idahosa spoke at CWFI's annual women's convention, which gathers between 20,000-35,000 women annually in Benin City, Edo State.  Taking the stage, Ms. Idahosa informed the 25,000+ young women and...
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NAPTIP Launches New Application to Fight Trafficking

NAPTIP Launches New Application to Fight Trafficking

AUGUST 1, 2018- LAGOS. Well done to NAPTIP, Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency, for launching the "NAPTIP iReport App," an application to report and fight human trafficking in Nigeria (available on Google Play for Android). The application allows users to submit reports or...
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Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa Speaks at TEDxAideyanSt

Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa Speaks at TEDxAideyanSt

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA- On July 28, 2018, Pathfinders' R. Evon Idahosa participated as a speaker at TEDxAideyanSt in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.  Ms. Idahosa spoke on the three lies that Nigeria has embraced concerning the value of our women...
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Pathfinders Trains 150 Women Survivors of the Boko Haram Insurgency

Pathfinders Trains 150 Women Survivors of the Boko Haram Insurgency

EDO STATE, NIGERIA-Our Pathfinders team, in partnership with CWFI Skill Acquisition Center, was at the ICCF Missions- Internally Displaced Persons Camp for survivors of the Boko Haram insurgency in Benin City on July 26, 2018 to train 150+ female survivors...
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2018 Global Slavery Index Reveals Increase in Nigerian Victims of Slavery

2018 Global Slavery Index Reveals Increase in Nigerian Victims of Slavery

JULY 19, 2018- the latest 2018 Global Slavery Index by Walk Free Foundation, released this week, maintains that there are still 40.3 million slaves trapped in modern slavery worldwide. ('Modern slavery' is defined in the Index as "situations of exploitation that...
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