Edo State Human Trafficking Bill Signed Into Law by Governor Obaseki

ABUJA, NIGERIA.  On May 23, 2018, the Governor of Edo State, His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, signed into law the Edo State Trafficking in Persons Prohibition Bill (2018) in Abuja.  The new Act, which was approved by the Edo State House of Assembly in March (just shortly after the Oba of Benin’s pronouncement on March […]

Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa is Speaker at New York University’s (Florence) Symposium on Sex Trafficking From Nigeria to Italy

FLORENCE, ITALY- on May 10, 2018, in partnership with Vital Voices and New York University (Florence) (La Pietra Dialogues), Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa addressed the issue of sex trafficking from Nigeria to Italy at a symposium hosted by New York University (Florence).  At the symposium entitled, “Trafficking In Women from Nigeria to Italy- A Crisis […]

PJI Survivors Hone Their Accounting Skills and Learn How To Brand Their Small Businesses

Every woman has a story.  We are honored to journey with survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation as they emerge from victim to survivor to business owner. Beyond rescuing women from trafficking, we also employ an economic development methodology to ensure that survivors are slave-proof, i.e., no longer vulnerable to being retrafficked. This requires, among […]

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, while another $51 billion results from forced economic exploitation, including domestic work, agriculture and other […]

Nigeria: Human Trafficking Legal Framework

Relevant Legal Framework for HUMAN TRAFFICKING in NIGERIA Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015 Guidelines on National Referral Mechanism for Protection and Assistance to Trafficked Persons in Nigeria (NRM) Child Rights Act, 2003 Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act (2015) Labour Act (1974) Criminal Code (Sections 223, 224, 365, 366, 369)  Edo State Criminal Code (Amendment) Law, 2000 (Section 223A) […]

Come Home! Free Support Is Available for Repatriating Sex Trafficking Survivors!

My Sister, If you swore any kind of juju oath before you left Nigeria to Europe and are now trapped in sex trafficking because of it, all such curses (if you believed in their power) have now been revoked by His Majesty, the Oba of Benin. Please come home. Our NGO, Pathfinders, is providing free, holistic […]

His Majesty the Oba of Benin Renounces Curses on Victims of Human Trafficking

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE- His Majesty, the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II (the supreme spiritual of the Benin Kingdom), summoned all Benin Chiefs and native doctors in the Benin Kingdom to his palace for an emergency meeting in Benin City on March 9, 2018, wherein he renounced all curses that had been placed on victims […]

Pathfinders and WOFS (Abuja) Provide Hearts of Hope Support for IDPs at Gwoza-Bama IDP Camp, Abuja

ABUJA, NIGERIA.  On March 3, 2017 and in partnership with Word of Faith School (Abuja), Pathfinders organised an outreach which provided almost 300 Hearts of Hope packages (food, clothing and basic hygiene items) to survivors of the Boko Haram insurgency at the Gwoza-Bama IDP Camp in Abuja (Area 1), Nigeria. The camp is currently hosting 2,700 survivors in Nigeria’s […]

Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa Appointed as Consultant to Nigeria’s Office of the Senate President on Migration and Human Trafficking/Organizes Roundtable

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA.  Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa, Esq. has been appointed a consultant to the Office of the Senate President of Nigeria on migration and human trafficking.  (Ms. Idahosa is also currently serving as a consultant to Nigeria’s House of Representatives regarding its efforts to amend the human trafficking law in Nigeria.) In an effort […]

January/February 2018 Journal Entries from our Founder, R. Evon Idahosa (Rome, Italy)

January 30, 2018: On The Road Human Trafficking Conference, Rome, Italy Grateful for every opportunity I get to amplify the voices of women and girls who are not in a position to do so on their own. Spoke today at the Italian Houses of Parliament for On the Road’s International #humantrafficking conference on our transformative prevention and […]