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 […]

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 is Speaker at New York University’s (Florence) Symposium on Sex Trafficking From Nigeria to Italy

FLORENCE, ITALY- on May 10, 2018, in partnership with Vital Voices and New York University (Florence) (La Pietra Dialogues), Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa addressed the issue of sex trafficking from Nigeria to Italy at a symposium hosted by New York University (Florence).  At the symposium entitled, “Trafficking In Women from Nigeria to Italy- A Crisis […]

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 National Policy on Protection and Assistance to Trafficked Persons in Nigeria (2008) Guidelines on National Referral Mechanism for Protection and Assistance to Trafficked Persons in Nigeria (NRM) (2015) Child Rights Act, 2003 Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act (2015) Labour Act (1974) Criminal Code (Sections 223, […]

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 […]