Pathfinders Commences DFID Funded ‘Path to Prevention’ Research on Recruiters of Sex Trafficking in Edo State

Background and Rationale: Human trafficking, or modern-day slavery, involves the illegal trade of people via force, fraud or coercion for exploitation or commercial gain. It occurs in every country in the world, cutting across social class, gender and age. It violates human rights, while simultaneously presenting a global health concern. Over the last 20 years, […]

Pathfinders Launches HERS (Hub of Economic Resources for Survivor) Project

We are excited to be launching the Phase 1 of our innovative HERS (Hub of Economic Resources for Survivors) Project.  With support from the French Embassy to Nigeria’s PISCCA Programme, HERS is the first of its kind one stop online and offline hub in Nigeria for all support required for survivors of sex trafficking and […]

Join us as we celebrate FIVE years!

Letter from Founder & Executive Director, R. Evon Benson-Idahosa As I look back over the years, the time seems to have flown by but yet, I have lucid recollections of the journey and the winding path it has taken us to emerge as one of the leading anti-trafficking organizations in Nigeria.  As a thought leader, […]

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 […]

Pathfinders’ Founder is Panelist at Launch of NAPTIP’s ‘Not For Sale’ Campaign!

ABUJA, NIGERIA- on April 15, 2019, NAPTIP, in collaboration with UKAid, formally launched its ‘Not For Sale’ campaign.  The Campaign (which is unassociated with Pathfinders’ long running #Not4Sale campaign) targets young women in Edo and Delta States who are potentially vulnerable to trafficking with a different message: stay in Nigeria and take advantage of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]