Join us as we celebrate FIVE years!

Letter from Founder & Executive Director, R. Evon Benson-Idahosa As I look back over the years, the time seems to have flown by but yet, I have lucid recollections of the journey and the winding path it has taken us to emerge as one of the leading anti-trafficking organizations in Nigeria.  As a thought leader, […]

UK Releases Controversial Info Note on Trafficking of Women From Nigeria

JULY 2, 2019- LONDON, UK-This week, the United Kingdom’s Home Office released a Country Policy and Information Note on “Nigeria: Trafficking of Nigeria.”  The Note is intended to provide country of origin information as well as an analysis of the country of origin “for use by Home Office decision makers handling particular types of protection […]

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 Upgraded to Tier 2 on U.S. Department of State’s 2019 TIP Report

Nigeria has been upgraded from Tier 2 Watch to Tier 2 on the United State’s Department of State’s 2019 Trafficking In Persons Report which was released on June 20, 2019. According to the country narrative Executive Summary: The Government of Nigeria does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is […]

Pathfinders Organizes First Gap Analysis on Human Trafficking/Irregular Migration in Nigeria

Pathfinders, in collaboration with her implementation partners, University of Venice (Italy), Equality Cooperativa Sociale, Nigeria Women’s Association and Assoc. 5050, organised and hosted a 2 day-Gap Analysis event awarded through the Mobility Partnership Facility Action (MPF) entitled: “INSigHT-Building Capacity to Deal with Human Trafficking and Transit Routes in Nigeria, Italy, Sweden.” The Gap Analysis, the […]

Pathfinders’ Founder is Panelist at Launch of NAPTIP’s ‘Not For Sale’ Campaign!

ABUJA, NIGERIA- on April 15, 2019, NAPTIP, in collaboration with UKAid, formally launched its ‘Not For Sale’ campaign.  The Campaign (which is unassociated with Pathfinders’ long running #Not4Sale campaign) targets young women in Edo and Delta States who are potentially vulnerable to trafficking with a different message: stay in Nigeria and take advantage of the […]

Pathfinders’ Executive Director Chosen for France’s Future Leaders Program 2019

PARIS, FRANCE- During the week of March 25, 2019, Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa was chosen to participate as a subject matter expert in France’s Future Leaders Program organized by the country’s Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.  During the one week study program based in Paris and Nice, Ms. Idahosa was opportuned to educate French […]

20,000 Nigerian Girls Trapped in Sex Slavery in Mali

Reporting by Al Jazeera English published on March 6, 2019 In January 2019, NAPTIP, Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency, reported that it had credible intelligence that at least 20,000 Nigerian women and girls have been forced into prostitution in Mali.  Most of the young women, who are between the ages of 13 and 25, have been sold […]

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 the number of trafficking convictions globally, likely due to better detecting and reporting mechanisms. Drawing […]

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 who shared stories of triumph- including graduations, marriages, childbirth and the launch of varying Pathfinders […]