We Survived- Pathfinders’ Survivors Share Testimonies of Triumph!

After several years of being trapped in sex slavery in Russia, sex trafficking survivor, ‘Sonia,’ returned to Nigeria with nothing but broken dreams. Pathfinders was able to help her change her narrative from victim to survivor. She is now a proud business owner (specializing in ankara shoes and bags) and advocate, using her voice to […]

Pathfinders Sensitizes Over 25,000+ Women at CWFI Convention 2018

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE- on August 8, 2018, Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa spoke at CWFI’s annual women’s convention, which gathers between 20,000-35,000 women annually in Benin City, Edo State.  Taking the stage, Ms. Idahosa informed the 25,000+ young women and mothers in the crowd about the dangers of sex trafficking and irregular migration. She discussed […]

NAPTIP Launches New Application to Fight Trafficking

AUGUST 1, 2018- LAGOS. Well done to NAPTIP, Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency, for launching the “NAPTIP iReport App,” an application to report and fight human trafficking in Nigeria (available on Google Play for Android). The application allows users to submit reports or complaints and includes answers to frequently asked questions concerning human trafficking in Nigeria.  It is […]

Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa Speaks at TEDxAideyanSt

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA- On July 28, 2018, Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa participated as a speaker at TEDxAideyanSt in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.  Ms. Idahosa spoke on the three lies that Nigeria has embraced concerning the value of our women and girls that has led to Nigeria becoming globally recognized, infamously, on the issue of […]

Pathfinders Trains 150 Women Survivors of the Boko Haram Insurgency

EDO STATE, NIGERIA-Our Pathfinders team, in partnership with CWFI Skill Acquisition Center, was at the ICCF Missions- Internally Displaced Persons Camp for survivors of the Boko Haram insurgency in Benin City on July 26, 2018 to train 150+ female survivors on catering and how to produce air freshener, perfume and bleach. Our goal is to […]

2018 Global Slavery Index Reveals Increase in Nigerian Victims of Slavery

JULY 19, 2018- the latest 2018 Global Slavery Index by Walk Free Foundation, released this week, maintains that there are still 40.3 million slaves trapped in modern slavery worldwide. (‘Modern slavery’ is defined in the Index as “situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, abuse of power, or […]

Nigeria remains on ‘Tier 2 Watchlist’ on US State Department’s 2018 TIP Report

JUNE 28, 2018- For the second year in a row, Nigeria has received a ‘Tier 2 Watchlist’ placement on the United State’s Department of State 2018 Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report, which was released today.  The TIP Report ranks countries in tiers based on their government’s efforts to fight human trafficking. As a Tier 2 […]

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 Serves as Contributing Writer to CPA UK’s e-Handbook on Modern Day Slavery

We are honoured to announce that Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa, Esq. is a contributing writer to the UK Home Office’s (via @CPA_UK’s Modern Slavery Project) newly launched e-Handbook on #ModernDaySlavery entitled: Legislating against Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking & Forced Labour. The e-handbook is a comprehensive guide for parliamentarians and parliamentary officials on legislating effectively against modern […]

Italy Closes Ports to MSF’s Aquarius Carrying 600+ Sub-Saharan African Migrants

SICILY, ITALY- Aquarius, Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) Mediterranean rescue ship, carrying more than 600 rescued migrants from Eritrea, Nigeria, Ghana and Sudan (including 123 unaccompanied minors and seven pregnant women), was stranded on the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, June 11, 2018, following Italy’s new populist government’s decision to close its ports on Sunday, June 10, […]