Our Executive Director Speaks on Legislative Disempowerment at the C-20 Summit

RIYAYD, SAUDI ARABIA.  On October 7, 2020, our Founder and Executive Director, R. Evon Benson-Idahosa, joined other global activists as a speaker during a session at the C-20 Summit which addressed the issue of legislated disempowerment in the context of modern day slavery. Below, you can watch Ms. Benson-Idahosa addressing the subjects of supply and […]

Pathfinders Conducts Legal Clinic for Survivors of Sexual Violence

SEPTEMBER 29, 2020- BENIN CITY. Led by our Chief Legal Coordinator, Barrister Dan Uhimwen who coordinates our team of 20 volunteer lawyers, Pathfinders conducted a legal clinic for survivors of sex trafficking, sex slavery and torture. The workshop was necessitated by the reality of many victims of trafficking who are stripped of their legal identity […]

Pathfinders Conducts Groundbreaking Research on Recruiters of Sex Trafficking in Oredo, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

BENIN CITY, EDO (SEPTEMBER 29, 2020).  Pathfinders, in partnership with CLEEN Foundation, is excited to present our ground-breaking research findings on Enablers (recruiters) of sex trafficking  in Oredo Local Government Area in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. The ‘Pathway to Prevention’ research Project was conducted over a period of one year (September 2019- September 2020) […]

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 […]