‘The Pathfinder Project’, Our Social Enterprise, Continues to Support Our Survivors

The Pathfinder Project is our social enterprise, the arm of our work which generates innovative ways to continue to support our work and the growing businesses which we have helped our survivors start.  We encourage our survivors to think outside the proverbial small business model box in Nigeria, i.e., businesses that are limited to tailoring […]

Pathfinders Celebrates Our Graduating Survivors!

What a joy to celebrate 2020 with our incredible survivors who, notwithstanding the ongoing global pandemic, found a way to dig deep to overcome. Their testimonials today at our End of Year Celebration were heartwarming and reflected the fact that they channeled their creative energy into purpose and economic success. These women are truly warriors! […]

“But Still, I Rise” End of Year Summary and Fundraiser

  Dear Partner, In this unprecedented year, we were honoured to have been able to serve 100+ survivors of sex trafficking and sexual slavery, none of whom were retrafficked. In a year when the COVID-19 pandemic threatened to upend much of the strides that anti-trafficking stakeholders had collectively made in protecting survivors and in preventing […]

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 […]

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 […]

End of Year Training and Celebration for Survivors!

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA- on December 27, 2019,  further to our HERS Program (Hub of Economic Resources for Survivors sponsored by the French Embassy to Nigeria’s PISCCA Program), Pathfinders conducted our end of year event where our ‘by popular demand’ training (chosen by survivors) focused on personal hygiene and sexual health for almost 60 of our […]

Pathfinders’ End of Year Party!

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA- in 2018, we provided skills training and PATH (personalized action to healing) Rehabilitation Plans to almost 300 women across Nigeria.  At our end of year party on December 29, 2018, we celebrated with a few of them who shared stories of triumph- including graduations, marriages, childbirth and the launch of varying Pathfinders […]

R. Evon Idahosa Speaks at The Platform Nigeria (2018)

LAGOS, NIGERIA- On October 1, 2018, Nigeria’s Independence Day, R. Evon Idahosa, our founder and Executive Director, was a featured speaker at The Platform, the largest and leading one-day conference in Nigeria that culls together leading global experts, politicians, innovators and influencers to educate and inspire others into action. The Conference is aired live on […]

NAPTIP Launches New Application to Fight Trafficking

AUGUST 1, 2018- LAGOS. Well done to NAPTIP, Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency, for launching the “NAPTIP iReport App,” an application to report and fight human trafficking in Nigeria (available on Google Play for Android). The application allows users to submit reports or complaints and includes answers to frequently asked questions concerning human trafficking in Nigeria.  It is […]

Edo State Human Trafficking Bill Signed Into Law by Governor Obaseki

ABUJA, NIGERIA.  On May 23, 2018, the Governor of Edo State, His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, signed into law the Edo State Trafficking in Persons Prohibition Bill (2018) in Abuja.  The new Act, which was approved by the Edo State House of Assembly in March (just shortly after the Oba of Benin’s pronouncement on March […]