20,000 Nigerian Girls Trapped in Sex Slavery in Mali

Reporting by Al Jazeera English published on March 6, 2019 In January 2019, NAPTIP, Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency, reported that it had credible intelligence that at least 20,000 Nigerian women and girls have been forced into prostitution in Mali.  Most of the young women, who are between the ages of 13 and 25, have been sold […]

UN Releases New Report on Global Trafficking

A United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Report published on January 7, 2019 confirms that the global trend reveals a steady increase in the number of victims of human trafficking since 2010.  There has also been an increase in the number of trafficking convictions globally, likely due to better detecting and reporting mechanisms. Drawing […]

Nigerian Migrants Face ‘Unimaginable Horrors’ in Libya

According to a new UN Report, Nigerian migrants endeavoring to transit Libya on their way to Europe face ‘unimaginable horrors’ from the moment they enter the country, throughout their entire stay there and during their attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea.  According to the Report, which was generated by the United Nations’ political mission in […]

Ways YOU Can Fight Human Trafficking!

There are currently over 40 million people worldwide enslaved in 2019, more than at any other time in history.  In Nigeria, recent statistics indicate that there are over 1.3 million victims.  The total number of Nigerian victims outside Nigeria is unknown.  Here are simple, easy ways that YOU can help in the fight against human […]

We Survived- Pathfinders’ Survivors Share Testimonies of Triumph!

After several years of being trapped in sex slavery in Russia, sex trafficking survivor, ‘Sonia,’ returned to Nigeria with nothing but broken dreams. Pathfinders was able to help her change her narrative from victim to survivor. She is now a proud business owner (specializing in ankara shoes and bags) and advocate, using her voice to […]

2018 Global Slavery Index Reveals Increase in Nigerian Victims of Slavery

JULY 19, 2018- the latest 2018 Global Slavery Index by Walk Free Foundation, released this week, maintains that there are still 40.3 million slaves trapped in modern slavery worldwide. (‘Modern slavery’ is defined in the Index as “situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, abuse of power, or […]

Nigeria remains on ‘Tier 2 Watchlist’ on US State Department’s 2018 TIP Report

JUNE 28, 2018- For the second year in a row, Nigeria has received a ‘Tier 2 Watchlist’ placement on the United State’s Department of State 2018 Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report, which was released today.  The TIP Report ranks countries in tiers based on their government’s efforts to fight human trafficking. As a Tier 2 […]

Italy Closes Ports to MSF’s Aquarius Carrying 600+ Sub-Saharan African Migrants

SICILY, ITALY- Aquarius, Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) Mediterranean rescue ship, carrying more than 600 rescued migrants from Eritrea, Nigeria, Ghana and Sudan (including 123 unaccompanied minors and seven pregnant women), was stranded on the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, June 11, 2018, following Italy’s new populist government’s decision to close its ports on Sunday, June 10, […]

Come Home! Free Support Is Available for Repatriating Sex Trafficking Survivors!

My Sister, If you swore any kind of juju oath before you left Nigeria to Europe and are now trapped in sex trafficking because of it, all such curses (if you believed in their power) have now been revoked by His Majesty, the Oba of Benin. Please come home. Our NGO, Pathfinders, is providing free, holistic […]

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 […]