I am a world citizen. The rape of a woman in the Sudan is the rape of a citizen of the world to whom we are all obligated.
- R. Evon Idahosa
Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful and whatever is powerful may be just.
- Blaise Pascal
Because the idea is, in the long run, that women's liberation will be men's liberation too.
- Gloria Steinem
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Peace and injustice are uncommon bedfellows, for peace cannot lie in the presence of injustice for long before rising.
- R. Evon Idahosa
We cannot continue to negotiate with injustice. Now is the time for every woman to arise and amplify her own voice, particularly against systemic powers that do not believe she has one.
- R. Evon Idahosa
As a woman, when you stand for another woman or young girl that cannot stand for herself, you stand not just for yourself but for your mother, for your sister, for your daughters. When given an opportunity to stand, stand.
- R. Evon Idahosa

Our mission is to prevent sex slavery and to liberate enslaved women and girls through the direct eradication of root causes. We are a thought leader and leading impact organisation working in Nigeria and with Nigerian survivors globally to build a best practices model for the developing world. Learn More

 

Why start with Nigeria?

By establishing best-practices in Nigeria for eradicating sex-trafficking (a global hotspot for trafficking), we create a blueprint the world can use to eradicate sex-trafficking anywhere.

What We Do

The Justice Initiative (TJI)

Through this project, we educate, advise and call into account policymakers and gate-keepers who have the power to end sex-trafficking.

Pathway to Freedom

Our core project prevents sex-trafficking, liberates trapped women and girls and partners with them on their path to freedom.

TruthTellers

Our community transformation/education project brings awareness to local communities about the hidden realities of sex-trafficking, its impact, and alternative economic pathways.

Why We Do What We Do

Because the dehumanization and subjugation of women and girls can be overcome in one lifetime. Ours.

Human trafficking, or modern day slavery, involves the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain and is a $150 billion global industry.

two thirds of the $150 billion generated annually from human trafficking ($99 billion) is generated from commercial sexual exploitation.

New estimates indicate that there are 40.3 million victims of modern slavery worldwide, 71% of whom are women and girls that represent 99% of those trapped in commercial sexual exploitation.

Nigeria ranks 32/167 countries assessed by the Global Slavery Index with the highest number of slaves – 1.38 million Nigeria’s National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) reports that the average age of trafficked children in Nigeria, now a Tier 2 country (US State Department TIP Report 2021), is 15.

The majority of all Nigerian women trafficked to Europe and forced into sexual exploitation hail from Edo State, with Italy being the number one destination country – 11,009 womenwere trafficked there by sea in 2016.

The average Nigerian trafficking victim abroad is forced to have sex with anywhere between 10-15 customers a day, making an average of $10 per customer.

Get Involved

Become A Pathfinder!

We are currently seeking like-minded individuals with whom our vision resonates. Partner with us by joining one of our regional teams.

Make A Donation or Raise Awareness!

We need your support to eradicate sex trafficking and to empower survivors of sexual violence in the developing world.

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Free Weekly Adult Education Classes for Women Ages 15-35
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Know a young woman in Benin City, Edo State, ages 15-35, that could benefit from free adult education classes? Please direct her to us on social media @pathfindersji or call us on 0817-000-7284. Classes are held every Thursday from 9am-12pm and run for three months. Materials and local transportation included.

Our theory of change is that trafficking ends when human dignity is restored. Human dignity is restored when government is engaged, the community is empowered and individuals have access. Engagement, empowerment and access only happen in effective partnerships across all three sectors.  

 

 

 

 

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PALI Free Adult Education Classes Underway at PJI

PALI Free Adult Education Classes Underway at PJI

Our Pathfinders Adult Literacy Initiative (PALI) is now underway! These free, three month adult education classes are geared towards providing basic education for women and girls, (generally) ages 15 to 35, enabling them to read, write and enunciate correctly. At...
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PJI Conducts Business Skills Training for ‘The Redemption Project’ Beneficiaries

PJI Conducts Business Skills Training for ‘The Redemption Project’ Beneficiaries

The Redemption Project (‘TRP’), a Pathfinders initiative launched in August 2021 to support 50 women beneficiaries (survivors of sex trafficking and women who are at-risk to becoming trafficked), ensures as part of its action plan, that our beneficiaries are learning...
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PJI Provides Ongoing COVID-19 Relief for Our Survivors Via Our Food Drive

PJI Provides Ongoing COVID-19 Relief for Our Survivors Via Our Food Drive

In line with our mission to prevent sex slavery and to create space for women who have been denied access to sustainable economic empowerment due to the ongoing economic instability that has generated hardship for most Nigerians, including many survivors...
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Free Adult Education Classes for Women and Girls Ages 15-35

Free Adult Education Classes for Women and Girls Ages 15-35

Know a young woman in Benin City, Edo State, ages 15-35, that could benefit from free adult education classes? Please direct her to us on social media @pathfindersji or call us on 0817-000-7284. Classes are held every Thursday from 9am-12pm,...
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Pathfinders Holds Stakeholders’ Meeting to Introduce ‘The Redemption Project’

Pathfinders Holds Stakeholders’ Meeting to Introduce ‘The Redemption Project’

Building on successful focus group interviews with Pathfinders' beneficiaries conducted in August 2021, Pathfinders held a Stakeholders' Meeting with 21 of its key stakeholders on September 14, 2021 to introduce ‘The Redemption Project’ (‘TRP’), a Project which will provide support...
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ETAHT Wraps Up Its 4-Year Tenure

ETAHT Wraps Up Its 4-Year Tenure

BENIN CITY- EDO STATE- The Edo State Taskforce Against Human Trafficking (ETAHT), which was inaugurated on August 15, 2017 by the Governor of Edo State, H.E. Godwin Obaseki, to combat human trafficking in the State, is wrapping up its four-year tenure...
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Pathfinders Launches ‘The Redemption Project’

Pathfinders Launches ‘The Redemption Project’

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE- AUGUST 2021. 'The Redemption Project' (TRP) is an 18-month Project launched in August 2021 by Pathfinders, with support from the European Commission and implementation by Expertise France. TRP will provide Direct Services – Wrap Around Care,...
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Pathfinders’ 2020 Annual Report

Pathfinders’ 2020 Annual Report

FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Partners, Thank you for walking with us through a most trying year! Despite global lockdowns and recessions, we saw our impact and influence expand as a result of the trust we cultivated over the years...
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NAPTIP Releases 2020 Data Analysis Report

NAPTIP Releases 2020 Data Analysis Report

ABUJA, NIGERIA- Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency, NAPTIP, has released its 2020 Report, highlighting its efforts in 2020 to combat human trafficking in all its forms in Nigeria. Highlights include the following: NAPTIP received 1,032 cases for investigation, completed 251 investigations, prosecuted...
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Pathfinders Turns 7!

Pathfinders Turns 7!

FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Partner, A little over 7 years ago, I resigned from my partnership at my law firm in New York to embark on a road less traveled. With nothing but a vision to change Nigeria and...
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