Edo State Launches Sex Offenders Register, SARC and Returnees’ Shelter

Edo State Simultaneously Launches Sex Offenders Register, Sexual Assault Resource Centre and Returnees’ Shelter. The gruesome killing of university student, Uwaila Omozuwa, earlier this year drew global attention to a rising number of rape/murder cases in Nigeria, including Edo State, where Uwaila was raped and murdered in her local church. As a result of the […]

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 […]

Nigeria Downgraded to Tier 2 Watch List in US State Department’s 2020 TIP Report

Nigeria has been downgraded to the Tier 2 Watch List from its 2019 Tier 2 ranking on the United State’s Department of State’s 2020 Trafficking In Persons Report which was released on June 25, 2020.  Should Nigeria remain on the Tier 2 Watch List for two or more consecutive years, it will automatically be downgraded […]

COVID-19 Fundraiser for Survivors in Nigeria

MAY 25, 2020- Many of our survivors who were just emerging from sexual slavery and looking forward to starting their lives are suffering through the COVID-19 pandemic and mandatory lockdown that has resulted in many parts of Nigeria.  Some are now homeless, others have had to close the small businesses we helped them build, many […]

Pathfinders Is Providing Ongoing COVID-19 Relief to Survivors

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA- APRIL/MAY 2020.  Many of our survivors who were just emerging from sexual slavery and looking forward to starting their lives are suffering through the COVID-19 pandemic and mandatory lockdown that has resulted in many parts of Nigeria.  Some are now homeless, others have had to close the small businesses we helped them […]

PJI’s ‘The Redemption Project’

In addition to the support we provide for survivors of trafficking who were trafficked outside of Nigeria, Pathfinders also intentionally seeks to rescue women in prostitution within Nigeria- whether they are being trafficked or voluntarily prostituting as a means to an end.  Our local trafficking Project is ‘The Redemption Project,’ providing economic alternatives, free shelter, […]

NAPTIP Releases 2019 Report

ABUJA, NIGERIA- Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency, NAPTIP, has released its 2019 Report, highlighting its efforts in 2019 to combat human trafficking in all its forms in Nigeria. Highlights include the following: NAPTIP received a total of 915 cases in 2019, fully investigating only 203 (slightly down from 206 in 2018) and making 701 arrests (also down […]

Monthly Update on Human Trafficking News in Nigeria

Human Trafficking: Oba of Benin drums support for NAPTIP, Feb. 14/2020 “The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has promised to partner with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) through advocacy and empowerment in the fight against human trafficking.”https://guardian.ng/news/human-trafficking-oba-of-benin-drums-support-for-naptip/ Students Develop App to Trap Human Traffickers, Feb. 15/2020 A team […]

Monthly Update on the Latest News on Human Trafficking in Nigeria

Europe Spends Billions Stopping Migration.  Good Luck Figuring Out Where the Money Actually Goes: Dec. 9/2019 This article by The Correspondent highlights how the European Union expended upwards of 770m Euros on fighting unsafe migration and human trafficking from Nigeria.  Where has the money gone and has it paid off? Europe is the promised land […]

Are Nigerians Still the Problem In Europe’s “Migrant Crisis?”

JANUARY 31, 2020- LAGOS, NIGERIA.  Annually, both IOM and UNHCR meticulously calculate and then publish their figures relating to land and sea arrivals of migrants into Europe.  For years, these figures substantiated the European Union’s justification for what it considered a ‘migrant crisis.’ In 2019, IOM reported a total of 128,554 arrivals, while according to […]