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 […]

US Department of State Releases Interim TIP Report (2018) on Nigeria

Every year, the United States’ Secretary of State submits an interim assessment report to Congress of countries which have been determined to require special scrutiny following the publication of the State Department’s annual Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report.  The Report outlines any progress in government efforts to combat trafficking in persons in the six months […]

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 […]

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 […]