Free Vocational Skills Training Available!

To mark #HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay, we are providing *FREE* vocational skills training to fifteen (15) potentially vulnerable young women, ages 15-25, in an area of your choice. The top five students will receive START-UP FUNDING to start your small business.  Registration for NABTEB certification is also included! FREE forms are available at our offices in Benin City (1 Faith […]

These Are the Hands that Survived!

Every year, tens of thousands of young women are trafficked from Nigeria to be forced into prostitution in the European sex industry, with the primary destination country being Italy.  Benin City, the capital of Edo State, is an internationally recognized hub of sex trafficking in Nigeria.  It is certainly Nigeria’s sex trafficking hub, as established […]

Pathfinders Partners with British High Commission (NGR) for Panel Discussion at AIS, Abuja

ABUJA, NIGERIA.  On December 6, 2017, Pathfinders participated in a panel discussion organised by the British High Commission on modern slavery/human trafficking at American International School (Abuja).  Represented by Barrister Anthony Osawaru, Pathfinders contributed to the discussion along with panelists from other local NGOs and the British High Commission as they engaged AIS’s senior students […]

Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa Conducts Training for Parliamentarians at UK Houses of Parliament

LONDON, ENGLAND.  On December 12, 2017, Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa, Esq., a consultant for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, UK (in partnership with Her Majesty’s Government), facilitated an all day legislative drafting seminar for varying Parliamentarians (lawmakers) from Pakistan, Mozambique, Malawi, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda and Namibia on modern slavery.  The legislative drafting seminar, which was held […]

African Migrants for Sale In Libya. In 2017.

Human beings for sale. In 2017. In mid-November, CNN reported the sale of African migrants in Libya and the horrendous conditions/detention centers in which they are kept prior to deportation back to their home countries. According to the African Union, anywhere between 400,000 and 700,000 migrants who were en route to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea, are […]

Business Training for Our Sex Trafficking Survivors

EDO STATE, NIGERIA.  We are proud to have just concluded another business training for sex trafficking survivors, spearheaded by one of our entrepreneur experts, Mr. Mene Blessing, in Benin City, Edo State (Nigeria). At Pathfinders, we utilize an interdisciplinary approach which incorporates both a human rights and an economic development methodology as part of the […]

26 Nigerian Girls Found Dead on Migrant Boat

SALERNO, ITALY.  Prosecutors in Italy have investigated the death of 26 Nigerian women, most of whom were teenagers between the ages of 14-18, who were found dead at sea on or about November 3, 2017.  Their bodies were recovered, along with 375 other migrants (most of whom were from sub-Saharan Africa), by the Spanish warship, […]

Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa named a Vital Voices GFE Fellow!

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA- We are proud to announce that our Founder and Executive Director, R. Evon Idahosa, has been named a 2017 Vital Voices Global Freedom Exchange (GFE) Fellow!  Vital Voices Global Partnership grew out of the U.S. Government’s Vital Voices Democracy Initiative, which was established by former U.S. First Lady and Secretary of State, […]

From Victims to Survivors to Business Owners: PJI Survivors Launch New Businesses

EDO STATE, NIGERIA. We are so proud to announce the launch of additional small businesses (in catering, clothing sales, bath and body products and fashion design) for some of our survivors in Benin City, Edo State, an internationally recognized sex trafficking hub.  These young women were trafficked from Benin City to Russia, where they sustained […]

New Report Provides Comprehensive Estimates of Human Trafficking Worldwide

NEW YORK, USA- A new report by International Labour Organization (ILO), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Walk Free Foundation reveals that approximately 40.3 million people are trapped in modern slavery worldwide (previous estimates were 45.8 million).  Four categories of modern slavery are identified in the report: forced labour, forced marriage, forced sexual exploitation and […]