Pathfinders Partners With and Organizes Human Trafficking Workshop for Edo State Government, NGR!

EDO STATE, NIGERIA- On May 5th and 6th, 2017, we were honored to serve as consultants to the Edo State Government of Nigeria, organizing a 2-day workshop on human trafficking alongside the brilliant minds of its Strategic Planning Unit. With over 90% of all Nigerian women trafficked into Europe hailing from Edo, it was encouraging […]

What exactly is CONSENT?

Hold up! I have to get her what? What is CONSENT in the context of sex anyway? If you’re still struggling with the concept, remember this acronym: V- Voluntary (sex must be) I – Impaired (partner should not be) R- Reversible (consent can be) A – Agreed (agreed to between the parties) L – Legal […]

Pathfinders at JAM Summit 2017

NIGERIA, April 13, 2017- Pathfinders was honored to be a part of CFI’s JAM Summit 2017, one of the largest young adult conferences in Nigeria which gathers thousands of university aged students annually. We frankly discussed the intersectionality of sex and rape, a subject which remains taboo in Nigeria. Although the crime of rape carries a sentence […]

Pathfinders and CSAC Provide Vocational Skills Training!

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA- April 12, 2017.  Via our Hearts of Hope Project and in partnership with CWFI Skills Acquisition Centre, we are honoured to have trained 30 widows at the ICCF Missions Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Benin City.  The women, who are courageous survivors of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria’s North-East, learned soap […]

Announcing our partnership with the Edo State Government!

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA- April 12, 2017. We are pleased to announce our latest partnership with the Edo State Government, under the leadership of Governor Godwin Obaseki and Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu, to tackle the issue of sex trafficking in Edo State, Nigeria.  The unfortunate reality is that Edo State is an internationally recognized sex trafficking […]

Help Us Spread the Word!

9/10 women trafficked into the European sex industry are from Nigeria, with the overwhelming majority of them from the southern state of Edo.  Our research confirms that 1/3 young women between the ages of 18-25 from Edo has been recruited into sex trafficking, rendering Edo State (particularly its capital City, Benin) an internationally recognized sex trafficking […]

In Their Own Words…Survivors’ Testimonials About PJI

According to the Global Slavery Index (2016), Nigeria has the world’s 23rd highest number of slaves – 875,500 – and its National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) reports that Nigerian girls make up 60-80 percent of the girls trafficked into the European sex industry. Other estimates are as high as 90% (UNDOC, […]

Pathfinders at NYC Museum School!

FEBRUARY 8, 2017- NEW YORK CITY.  We were honored to have been invited to New York City Museum School to speak to their junior and senior students about our work and to inspire them to begin to dream about how they can be the change that they want to see in the world.  Moving forward, […]

Trumped Awakening: How This African Women’s Rights Activist is Bracing for Trump’s America.

As a Nigerian women’s rights lawyer and activist who partners with survivors of rape and sex trafficking in West Africa, I’ve become accustomed to dealing with both the best and worst of humanity.  I view my work at Pathfinders as a sacred gift which affords me the privilege to celebrate our shared humanity, yet simultaneously […]

Pathfinders’ Survivors Launch New Businesses!

DECEMBER 2016- Benin City, Nigeria.  Because we value Empowerment, we recently launched several small businesses in fashion design, clothing sales, soft drinks sales and hair make up for some of our repatriating survivors who returned to Nigeria after being trafficked to Russia. Others are currently receiving vocational skills training and or business training so that […]