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, […]

I Believe In Stretching Tight Shoes.

Growing up as a young child in Nigeria, my mother would often have us trace our growing feet on pieces of paper just before she was traveling to the United States or to England. Once she arrived, she would awkwardly take the drawings of our feet to a shoe store and use them to estimate […]

R. Evon Idahosa at CPA UK’s Modern Slavery Project (Africa Regional Workshop)

ENTEBBE, UGANDA- On July 4-6, 2017, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK, in collaboration with the UK government, held its Modern Slavery Project (Africa Regional Workshop) in Entebbe, Uganda.  For three days, 40+ Parliamentarians from six African countries (Uganda, Nigeria, Mozambique, Malawi, Ghana and Kenya) who will influence legislation in their respective countries, met to address the scourge […]

Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa named M. Night Shyamalan Leader!

JUNE 28, 2017-We are honored to be welcomed into the distinguished group of leaders at the M. Night Shyamalan Foundation. The Shyamalans’ innovative model finds and then empowers leaders who are already doing great work in education, poverty/livelihood and human trafficking around the world. Their mission is “to support the grassroots efforts of emerging leaders as […]

Nigeria Downgraded to Tier 2 Watchlist on 2017 TIP Report

JUNE 27, 2017- the U.S. State Department released its Trafficking In Persons Report for 2017, dropping Nigeria from a Tier 2 Country (countries whose governments do not fully meet the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards) to a Tier 2 Watchlist Country (countries whose governments do […]

The Grave Cost of Enduring Hope Demands That Nigeria #BringBack(ALL)OurGirls

It was the hottest part of a typical day in a small village just outside Abuja when her husband got the call they had been praying for. As I watched Rebecca uncontrollably drop to her knees in the middle of a dusty, dirt road, it took me a moment to comprehend what was happening.  Overwhelmed with […]

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 […]