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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa named a Vital Voices GFE Fellow!

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA- We are proud to announce that our Founder and Executive Director, R. Evon Idahosa, has been named a 2017 Vital Voices Global Freedom Exchange (GFE) Fellow!  Vital Voices Global Partnership grew out of the U.S. Government’s Vital Voices Democracy Initiative, which was established by former U.S. First Lady and Secretary of State, […]

PJI Provides Vocational Skills Training for Widowed IDPs

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA- August 10, 2017.  Via our Hearts of Hope Project, which provides support to survivors of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, and in partnership with CWFI Skills Acquisition Centre, PJI provided our quarterly vocational skills training to 50 widows at the ICCF Missions Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Benin City.  (The […]

Pathfinders Partners With and Organizes Human Trafficking Workshop for Edo State Government, NGR!

EDO STATE, NIGERIA- On May 5th and 6th, 2017, we were honored to serve as consultants to the Edo State Government of Nigeria, organizing a 2-day workshop on human trafficking alongside the brilliant minds of its Strategic Planning Unit. With over 90% of all Nigerian women trafficked into Europe hailing from Edo, it was encouraging […]

Pathfinders at JAM Summit 2017

NIGERIA, April 13, 2017- Pathfinders was honored to be a part of CFI’s JAM Summit 2017, one of the largest young adult conferences in Nigeria which gathers thousands of university aged students annually. We frankly discussed the intersectionality of sex and rape, a subject which remains taboo in Nigeria. Although the crime of rape carries a sentence […]

Pathfinders at NYC Museum School!

FEBRUARY 8, 2017- NEW YORK CITY.  We were honored to have been invited to New York City Museum School to speak to their junior and senior students about our work and to inspire them to begin to dream about how they can be the change that they want to see in the world.  Moving forward, […]

Pathfinders Commissions Our First ‘The Anchor’ Rehab Centre!

We are proud to announce the commissioning of our first “The Anchor” Safehouse in Benin City (Nigeria) where survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation will find refuge and be able to temporarily shelter upon repatriation from Europe and other parts of Africa. In collaboration with CWFI Skills Acquisition Centre, survivors will also receive free vocational skills/business (financial […]

PJI Founder Named a United States White House “Changemaker!”

On June 14th and 15th, the White House convened and hosted its inaugural United State of Women Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  Speakers included President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Nancy Pelosi and various other powerhouse champions for […]