‘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 […]

See Me, See You

See me, see you. Yes, I am a woman, but see you. See me, see your mother. See me, see your sister. See your daughter, see your wife. When you hurt me, call me bitch and whore, you degrade your mother. When you objectify me, rape me, defame me, you subjugate your sister. See me, […]

Cages

Cages. Consider a birdcage. If you look very closely at just one wire in the cage, you cannot see the other wires. If your conception of what is before you is determined by this myopic focus, you could look at that one wire, up and down the length of it, and be unable to see […]