20,000 Nigerian Girls Trapped in Sex Slavery in Mali

Reporting by Al Jazeera English published on March 6, 2019 In January 2019, NAPTIP, Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency, reported that it had credible intelligence that at least 20,000 Nigerian women and girls have been forced into prostitution in Mali.  Most of the young women, who are between the ages of 13 and 25, have been sold […]

UN Releases New Report on Global Trafficking

A United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Report published on January 7, 2019 confirms that the global trend reveals a steady increase in the number of victims of human trafficking since 2010.  There has also been an increase in the number of trafficking convictions globally, likely due to better detecting and reporting mechanisms. Drawing […]

Pathfinders’ End of Year Party!

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA- in 2018, we provided skills training and PATH (personalized action to healing) Rehabilitation Plans to almost 300 women across Nigeria.  At our end of year party on December 29, 2018, we celebrated with a few of them who shared stories of triumph- including graduations, marriages, childbirth and the launch of varying Pathfinders […]

Pathfinders Trains Additional Volunteers In Lagos!

LAGOS, NIGERIA- in 2018, we added an additional 150 volunteers to our growing Pathfinders volunteers base (now close to 300).  On December 28, 2018, we conducted a “train the trainers” workshop on human trafficking and irregular migration for 18 of those volunteers in Lagos, Nigeria.  The trainers, who will head our team of over 100 […]

Nigerian Migrants Face ‘Unimaginable Horrors’ in Libya

According to a new UN Report, Nigerian migrants endeavoring to transit Libya on their way to Europe face ‘unimaginable horrors’ from the moment they enter the country, throughout their entire stay there and during their attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea.  According to the Report, which was generated by the United Nations’ political mission in […]

This Holiday Season, Help Us #LightHerPath

As we approach the end of 2018, there is so much to celebrate concerning what we have collectively accomplished this year!  Here are some of the highlights: -providing services and training to almost 300 women in Nigeria –sensitizing millions of Nigerians on the dangers of sex trafficking via our radio, television, print and social media presence […]

Ways YOU Can Fight Human Trafficking!

There are currently over 40 million people worldwide enslaved in 2019, more than at any other time in history.  In Nigeria, recent statistics indicate that there are over 1.3 million victims.  The total number of Nigerian victims outside Nigeria is unknown.  Here are simple, easy ways that YOU can help in the fight against human […]

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 […]

Meet Our Latest Graduating Class!

BENIN, NIGERIA- As part of our sex-trafficking prevention efforts at Pathfinders, we are providing skills training, in partnership with CWFI Skill Acquisition Centre, for hundreds of women annually. As part of this effort, on October 13, 2018, we proudly graduated 11 young women from our skills training program. They are our most recent graduating class. We […]

R. Evon Idahosa Speaks at The Platform Nigeria (2018)

LAGOS, NIGERIA- On October 1, 2018, Nigeria’s Independence Day, R. Evon Idahosa, our founder and Executive Director, was a featured speaker at The Platform, the largest and leading one-day conference in Nigeria that culls together leading global experts, politicians, innovators and influencers to educate and inspire others into action. The Conference is aired live on […]