PJI Continues Collaboration with NAPTIP (Benin Zonal Command)

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA- August 11, 2017.  PJI paid a courtesy visit to NAPTIP (Nigeria’s National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons) Benin Zonal Command to congratulate newly installed Zonal Commander, Barrister Nduka Nwanwene, on his recent appointment as Zonal Commander of NAPTIP’s busiest zonal command.  Barrister Nwanwene reiterated NAPTIP’s willingness to continue to […]

Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa named M. Night Shyamalan Leader!

JUNE 28, 2017-We are honored to be welcomed into the distinguished group of leaders at the M. Night Shyamalan Foundation. The Shyamalans’ innovative model finds and then empowers leaders who are already doing great work in education, poverty/livelihood and human trafficking around the world. Their mission is “to support the grassroots efforts of emerging leaders as […]

Announcing our partnership with the Edo State Government!

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA- April 12, 2017. We are pleased to announce our latest partnership with the Edo State Government, under the leadership of Governor Godwin Obaseki and Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu, to tackle the issue of sex trafficking in Edo State, Nigeria.  The unfortunate reality is that Edo State is an internationally recognized sex trafficking […]

Help Us Spread the Word!

9/10 women trafficked into the European sex industry are from Nigeria, with the overwhelming majority of them from the southern state of Edo.  Our research confirms that 1/3 young women between the ages of 18-25 from Edo has been recruited into sex trafficking, rendering Edo State (particularly its capital City, Benin) an internationally recognized sex trafficking […]

Pathfinders’ Survivors Launch New Businesses!

DECEMBER 2016- Benin City, Nigeria.  Because we value Empowerment, we recently launched several small businesses in fashion design, clothing sales, soft drinks sales and hair make up for some of our repatriating survivors who returned to Nigeria after being trafficked to Russia. Others are currently receiving vocational skills training and or business training so that […]

Pathfinders at the ICCF Missions IDP Camp!

We are so excited to have partnered with CWFI Skill Acquisition Center on November 22, 2016 to provide vocational skills training to 39 women who were widowed by Boko Haram and are now being hosted by the ICCF Missions–Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Edo State, Nigeria. Many of these women were themselves abused by members […]

Pathfinders at ICCF Missions IDP Camp!

BENIN CITY- Nigeria.  On August 15 and 29, 2016, via our Hearts of Hope Project, Pathfinders provided varying services to the ICCF Missions IDP Camp in Benin City which is hosting 2,500 survivors of the Boko Haram insurgency (internally displaced persons). In addition to providing UNFPA type dignity kits (basic hygiene items) for the women and girls, […]

Partnership with IOM!

PJI has partnered with International Organization for Migration (Russia) with the objective of combating trafficking in Russia which is both a transit and destination country for traffickers leaving West Africa.  Together, we are working to free sex trafficking survivors from modern day slavery and to assist West African women and girls in their repatriation. If […]

Help Us Spread the Word!

9/10 women trafficked into the European sex industry are from Nigeria, with the overwhelming majority of them from the southern state of Edo.  The unfortunate reality is that in light of the toxic combination of poverty, minimal education and little to no economic opportunities, many young Nigerian women have started to view prostitution as an alternative […]

The Real Woman Foundation Partnership!

LAGOS, NIGERIA- August 2015. Pathfinders’ Anchor Program partners with Nike Adeyemi’s The Real Woman Foundation (RWF) which is located in Lagos, Nigeria.  RWF, a registered NGO with the Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria, seeks healing and empowerment for abused women and children, particularly women seeking refuge from a life of work in the sex industry. Its mission is […]