Pathfinders Introduces Our First Graduating Class!

BENIN CITY, Nigeria. We were so incredibly proud to have graduated our first class of trafficking survivors from our Skills Acquisition Program on August 13, 2016! We are honored to be able to partner with survivors to change horrific yesterdays into incredible tomorrows. Also in August, Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa, Esq. was opportuned to speak to tens of thousands […]

Dear America, Please Stop Shooting!

(Painting by Matt Furman- follow on Instagram @_illvision) The first time I ever saw a gun was when I was 17. To this day, I still have no idea whether or not it was loaded. Although most of my memory from that evening in Atlanta has dissipated, I do remember that it felt cold—solely because […]

The Grave Cost of Enduring Hope for 218 #ChibokGirls

On May 18, 2016, the world received with astonishment and joy the news that one of the 219 Chibok Girls who had been held in the grips of the world’s deadliest terror group, Boko Haram, had been recovered. Although there appears to be some dispute over whether the now 19 year old Amina Ali was […]

‘Letters to Our Daughters: Hope Endures’ Photo Essay

On April 14, 2014, 276 girls ages 16-18 were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from their school in Chibok, Nigeria. 57 of them courageously escaped on their own. 0 have been rescued and 219 remain in the hands of the world’s deadliest terrorist organization whose members force grown men to swallow bullets for breakfast and […]

Open Letter to My Beautiful Nigerian Sisters Desperately Seeking Refuge in the Arms of Europe

My Sister, Your mind, body, soul and spirit are about to be broken. You are about to be sold and recycled. You will be beaten, brutally raped, drugged, starved and tortured on multiple occasions, that is if you are not killed along the way by your traffickers who will readily slaughter you for your organs. […]

ICCF Missions IDP Camp

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA.  Via our ‘Hearts of Hope’ Project, Pathfinders is proud to adopt and support the ICCF Missions (Internally Displaced Persons) Camp in Benin City, Nigeria.  The Camp is currently hosting approximately 1,000 of Nigeria’s 3.3 million internally displaced children and adults. These, however, are survivors of the Boko Haram insurgency who were either orphaned […]

Convertible Justice

Convertible Justice: the Inequitable Currency of Human Life. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the abduction of 276 girls from a Nigerian school and the three-month anniversary of the slaughter of 2000 lives in Baga, how can we explain the lack of international response to the expansion of Boko Haram? As a British born […]

Pathfinders’ Founder Named a New York Abolitionist!

Pathfinders congratulates our founder, R. Evon Idahosa, who is being featured as one of New York’s New Abolitionists (www.nynewabolitionists.com), a campaign which highlights the faces of New Yorkers committed to abolishing human trafficking and other forms of violence domestically and around the world. Visit www.nynewabolitionists.com to view the photography exhibit that celebrates New York’s new abolitionists and highlights her […]

#TakeMeOffMute™Empowerment Pledge

Take Me Off Mute™ Self Empowerment Pledge Today, I take myself off mute and pledge to amplify my voice.  I will do what I am afraid to do so that I can be all that I am meant to be.  I am fearfully and wonderfully made and I bear the image of God.  I am beautiful. […]

Justice Requires Both Compassion and Activism

LAGOS, NIGERIA – June 27, 2014. Anyone who is from Nigeria knows that putting all our complications aside, there is no place like home. As I take my first few steps off the Boeing 777 and breathe in the early morning air in Lagos, I can’t help but acknowledge the stark dissimilarity between the purpose […]