African Migrants for Sale In Libya. In 2017.

Human beings for sale. In 2017. In mid-November, CNN reported the sale of African migrants in Libya and the horrendous conditions/detention centers in which they are kept prior to deportation back to their home countries. According to the African Union, anywhere between 400,000 and 700,000 migrants who were en route to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea, are […]

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 […]

26 Nigerian Girls Found Dead on Migrant Boat

SALERNO, ITALY.  Prosecutors in Italy have investigated the death of 26 Nigerian women, most of whom were teenagers between the ages of 14-18, who were found dead at sea on or about November 3, 2017.  Their bodies were recovered, along with 375 other migrants (most of whom were from sub-Saharan Africa), by the Spanish warship, […]

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, […]

New Report Provides Comprehensive Estimates of Human Trafficking Worldwide

NEW YORK, USA- A new report by International Labour Organization (ILO), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Walk Free Foundation reveals that approximately 40.3 million people are trapped in modern slavery worldwide (previous estimates were 45.8 million).  Four categories of modern slavery are identified in the report: forced labour, forced marriage, forced sexual exploitation and […]

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 […]