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, […]

PJI Provides Vocational Skills Training for Widowed IDPs

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA- August 10, 2017.  Via our Hearts of Hope Project, which provides support to survivors of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, and in partnership with CWFI Skills Acquisition Centre, PJI provided our quarterly vocational skills training to 50 widows at the ICCF Missions Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Benin City.  (The […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

Pathfinders Commissions Our First ‘The Anchor’ Rehab Centre!

We are proud to announce the commissioning of our first “The Anchor” Safehouse in Benin City (Nigeria) where survivors of rape will find refuge and survivors of sex trafficking will be able to temporarily shelter upon repatriation from Europe. In collaboration with CWFI Skills Acquisition Centre, survivors will also receive free vocational skills/business training, start up business funding […]

PJI Founder Named a United States White House “Changemaker!”

On June 14th and 15th, the White House convened and hosted its inaugural United State of Women Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  Speakers included President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Nancy Pelosi and various other powerhouse champions for […]

#TakeMeOffMute™Lagos!

April 9, 2016- LAGOS, NIGERIA.  In partnership with CGMI Lagos, we sounded the alarm in Lagos, Nigeria with the arrival of our #TakeMeOffMute™ anti-child sex abuse campaign on April 9, 2016. Hundreds of children gathered to be educated on the dangers of child sex abuse and to learn how to defend themselves mentally, emotionally and physically against […]

#Not4Sale Anti-Trafficking Workshop

April 6, 2016- BENIN CITY, NIGERIA.  Before a crowd of over 300 women, Pathfinders’ #Not4Sale Campaign Workshop boldly addressed the terrifying implications of sex trafficking in Edo State, Nigeria, the hub of sex trafficking in Africa: (1) the reality that 6/10 people trafficked to the West are from Nigeria; (2) the fact that of that number, […]