Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa Retained as Consultant to UN at Human Rights Council Session 2018

June 21, 2018- At the 38th United Nations’ Human Rights Council Session, which commenced at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on June 18, 2018,  Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa served as a consultant to the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Trafficking, participating in a side event relating to the global trafficking of women and girls, […]

Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa is Speaker at New York University’s (Florence) Symposium on Sex Trafficking From Nigeria to Italy

FLORENCE, ITALY- on May 10, 2018, in partnership with Vital Voices and New York University (Florence) (La Pietra Dialogues), Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa addressed the issue of sex trafficking from Nigeria to Italy at a symposium hosted by New York University (Florence).  At the symposium entitled, “Trafficking In Women from Nigeria to Italy- A Crisis […]

PJI Survivors Hone Their Accounting Skills and Learn How To Brand Their Small Businesses

Every woman has a story.  We are honored to journey with survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation as they emerge from victim to survivor to business owner. Beyond rescuing women from trafficking, we also employ an economic development methodology to ensure that survivors are slave-proof, i.e., no longer vulnerable to being retrafficked. This requires, among […]

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: Human Trafficking Legal Framework

Relevant Legal Framework for HUMAN TRAFFICKING in NIGERIA Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015 Guidelines on National Referral Mechanism for Protection and Assistance to Trafficked Persons in Nigeria (NRM) Child Rights Act, 2003 Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act (2015) Labour Act (1974) Criminal Code (Sections 223, 224, 365, 366, 369)  Edo State Criminal Code (Amendment) Law, 2000 (Section 223A) […]

Pathfinders and WOFS (Abuja) Provide Hearts of Hope Support for IDPs at Gwoza-Bama IDP Camp, Abuja

ABUJA, NIGERIA.  On March 3, 2017 and in partnership with Word of Faith School (Abuja), Pathfinders organised an outreach which provided almost 300 Hearts of Hope packages (food, clothing and basic hygiene items) to survivors of the Boko Haram insurgency at the Gwoza-Bama IDP Camp in Abuja (Area 1), Nigeria. The camp is currently hosting 2,700 survivors in Nigeria’s […]

Celebrate Our Founder’s 44th Birthday by Helping to Launch Our Safehouse!

 Personal Birthday Message From Our Founder, R. Evon Benson-Idahosa: Celebrate with me! March 8, 2018, International Day of the Woman, is my 44th birthday and nothing would bring me more joy than to finally officially launch our ‘The Anchor’ Safehouse for 20 survivors of #sextrafficking in Nigeria (see pictures). BUT I need your help! In lieu […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]