Our mission is to prevent modern day sex slavery (sex trafficking) and 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
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.
Through this project, we educate, advise and call into account policymakers and gate-keepers who have the power to end sex-trafficking.
Our core project prevents sex-trafficking, liberates trapped women and girls and partners with them on their path to freedom.
Our community transformation/education project brings awareness to local communities about the hidden realities of sex-trafficking, its impact, and alternative economic pathways.
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 2019), 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.
Partner with us by joining one of our regional teams. We are currently seeking like-minded individuals with whom our vision resonates.
We need your support to eradicate sex trafficking and to empower survivors in the developing world.
Pathfinders Justice Initiative, Inc. (Pathfinders), in collaboration with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), will be hosting a 2 day, by invitation only Rehabilitation Workshop for service providers awarded through the Mobility Partnership Facility Action (MPF) entitled: “INSigHT– Building Capacity to Deal with Human Trafficking and Transit Routes in Nigeria, Italy, Sweden.” This Action is implemented by the University of Venice (IUAV) in collaboration with Pathfinders and other local NGOs based in Italy and Nigeria.
Date: April 29-30, 2020
Location: Benin City, Edo State
For additional information: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, as the workshop is by invitation only.
Our theory of change is that trafficking ends when human dignity is restored. Human dignity is restored when government is engaged, community is empowered and individuals have access. Engagement, empowerment and access only happen in effective partnerships across all three sectors.