PJI Survivors Hone Their Accounting Skills and Learn How To Brand Their Small Businesses

Every woman has a story.  We are honored to journey with survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation as they emerge from victim to survivor to business owner. Beyond rescuing women from trafficking, we also employ an economic development methodology to ensure that survivors are slave-proof, i.e., no longer vulnerable to being retrafficked. This requires, among […]

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 […]

Nigeria: Human Trafficking Legal Framework

Relevant Legal Framework for HUMAN TRAFFICKING in NIGERIA Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015 Guidelines on National Referral Mechanism for Protection and Assistance to Trafficked Persons in Nigeria (NRM) Child Rights Act, 2003 Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act (2015) Labour Act (1974) Criminal Code (Sections 223, 224, 365, 366, 369)  Criminal Code (Amendment) Law, 2000 (Section 223A) (This is […]

His Majesty the Oba of Benin Renounces Curses on Victims of Human Trafficking

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE- His Majesty, the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II (the supreme spiritual of the Benin Kingdom), summoned all Benin Chiefs and native doctors in the Benin Kingdom to his palace for an emergency meeting in Benin City on March 9, 2018, wherein he renounced all curses that had been placed on victims […]

Pathfinders and WOFS (Abuja) Provide Hearts of Hope Support for IDPs at Gwoza-Bama IDP Camp, Abuja

ABUJA, NIGERIA.  On March 3, 2017 and in partnership with Word of Faith School (Abuja), Pathfinders organised an outreach which provided almost 300 Hearts of Hope packages (food, clothing and basic hygiene items) to survivors of the Boko Haram insurgency at the Gwoza-Bama IDP Camp in Abuja (Area 1), Nigeria. The camp is currently hosting 2,700 survivors in Nigeria’s […]

January/February 2018 Journal Entries from our Founder, R. Evon Idahosa (Rome, Italy)

January 30, 2018: On The Road Human Trafficking Conference, Rome, Italy Grateful for every opportunity I get to amplify the voices of women and girls who are not in a position to do so on their own. Spoke today at the Italian Houses of Parliament for On the Road’s International #humantrafficking conference on our transformative prevention and […]

Celebrate Our Founder’s 44th Birthday by Helping to Launch Our Safehouse!

 Personal Birthday Message From Our Founder, R. Evon Benson-Idahosa: Celebrate with me! March 8, 2018, International Day of the Woman, is my 44th birthday and nothing would bring me more joy than to finally officially launch our ‘The Anchor’ Safehouse for 20 survivors of #sextrafficking in Nigeria (see pictures). BUT I need your help! In lieu […]

These Are the Hands that Survived!

Every year, tens of thousands of young women are trafficked from Nigeria to be forced into prostitution in the European sex industry, with the primary destination country being Italy.  Benin City, the capital of Edo State, is an internationally recognized hub of sex trafficking in Nigeria.  It is certainly Nigeria’s sex trafficking hub, as established […]

Pathfinders Partners with British High Commission (NGR) for Panel Discussion at AIS, Abuja

ABUJA, NIGERIA.  On December 6, 2017, Pathfinders participated in a panel discussion organised by the British High Commission on modern slavery/human trafficking at American International School (Abuja).  Represented by Barrister Anthony Osawaru, Pathfinders contributed to the discussion along with panelists from other local NGOs and the British High Commission as they engaged AIS’s senior students […]

Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa Conducts Training for Parliamentarians at UK Houses of Parliament

LONDON, ENGLAND.  On December 12, 2017, Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa, Esq., a consultant for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, UK (in partnership with Her Majesty’s Government), facilitated an all day legislative drafting seminar for varying Parliamentarians (lawmakers) from Pakistan, Mozambique, Malawi, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda and Namibia on modern slavery.  The legislative drafting seminar, which was held […]