‘The Freedom Project’ Begins Year 2 with Life Skills Training for Incoming Cohort

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE- NOVEMBER 17, 2022. In an effort to ensure that our beneficiaries are adequately equipped with psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills to make decisions, build back healthy, problem solve and think critically and creatively, Pathfinders organized a life skills training in November on decision making, strategic planning  and boosting creativity for our […]

‘The Freedom Project’ Conducts Food Drive for 50 Program Beneficiaries

SEPTEMBER 29, 2022-BENIN CITY, EDO STATE.  On September 29, 2022, Pathfinders provided humanitarian support via a food drive for fifty (50) beneficiaries of our The Freedom Project.  Via this U.S. Department of State funded Project, each beneficiary received food that was customised to her specific needs, including any of the following: a bag of rice, […]

Pathfinders Conducts Final CCM Working Group Meeting for ‘The Justice Project’

September 28, 2022- BENIN CITY, EDO STATE. Pathfinders organized the final Coordinated Care Mechanism (CCM) Working Group Meeting (WGM) on September 28, 2022, hosting 23 organizations. The CCM, which is the first of its kind in Edo State to coordinate service delivery for survivors of trafficking, is a state referral mechanism initiated by Pathfinders but […]

Pathfinders Conducts ‘We Survived, We Thrive!’ Adaptive Skills Training (Part 2)

SEPTEMBER 22, 2022-BENIN CITY, EDO STATE.  As part of the activities of The Freedom Project (TFP), Pathfinders organised Part 2 of its second Adaptive Business Training for 30 beneficiaries on September 22, 2022. Nigeria’s rapidly changing market economy has been challenging on our beneficiaries whose growing businesses we helped start a few months ago still require […]

New 2021 Global Report on Modern Slavery Reveals Global Increase in Victims

SEPTEMBER, 2022. The 2021 global estimates on modern slavery (comprised of both forced labour and forced marriage) published by the Walk Free Foundation, International labour Organisation (ILO) and International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reveals that approximately 50 million people are in situations of modern slavery on any given day.  Modern slavery, which the report defines […]

PJI Organizes Medical Outreach for 30 Beneficiaries of ‘The Freedom Project’

September 7, 2022- BENIN CITY, EDO. In an effort to further reduce vulnerability to trafficking, our medical outreaches are designed to conveniently deliver quality health care to our busy beneficiaries. At each outreach, we stress the importance of securing regular medical check-ups, while simultaneously providing free access to such wellness checks and a safe platform […]

Nigeria: Human Trafficking Factsheet

• Human trafficking, a form of modern day slavery, involves the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain and is a $150 billion global industry. Two thirds of this figure ($99 billion) is generated from commercial sexual exploitation, while another $51 billion results from forced economic exploitation, including domestic work, agriculture and other […]

Pathfinders Conducts Food Drive for PTF3 Beneficiaries

August 30th, 2021- BENIN CITY, EDO STATE. Because one of our core values is granting access to women survivors of trafficking, we provide them with opportunities to educate and empower themselves; thus reducing their overall vulnerability to retrafficking. To this end, and with the support of the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for […]

PJI Conducts Working Group Session II for its CCM and Focus Group for HERS Africa

August 29, 2022- BENIN CITY, EDO STATE. Following our successful 2-day stakeholders’ Roundtable in July 2022 to initiate the creation of a Coordinated Care Mechanism (CCM) by service providers for survivors of human trafficking in Edo State, Pathfinders organized the CCM’s Working Group Session I, with eighteen (18) organizations in attendance, on August 3, 2022. […]

Pathfinders Graduates its 2nd Adult Literacy Education Program Class

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE- On August 25, 2022, eleven students enrolled in our Pathfinders’ Adult Literacy Initiative (PALI) celebrated the completion of their three-month course. PALI, which partners with women in local communities to provide free adult education courses to decrease vulnerability to trafficking, began its second session in May 2022. All students on our […]