Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, Pathfinders Survivors Continue to Flourish

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE. With support from Action Aid Nigeria, we have been able to continue to provide sustenance in the shadows, i.e., ongoing support to survivors of sex trafficking even amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Further to our Pathway to (Post COVID-19) Freedom Project, we are continuing to provide medical care, counseling, COVID-19 humanitarian […]

PJI Conducts Business Diversification Training for Survivors

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE. At Pathfinders, we utilize a survivor centered and trauma informed approach in our work.  To this end, it was imperative, as a result of the resulting lockdowns and curfews necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic and #EndSARS protests, to ensure that the minimum amount of trauma was sustained by our survivors, considering […]

PJI Provides COVID-19 Relief to Sex Trafficking Survivors

OCTOBER 31, 2020- BENIN CITY, EDO STATE.  In line with our commitment to eradicating sex slavery and creating space for women who have been denied access to sustainable economic empowerment (post trauma), we have been providing ongoing support to survivors of sex trafficking throughout Nigeria during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Although the pandemic has generated hardship […]

PJI Conducts COVID-19 Mental Health Training for Sex Trafficking Survivors

OCTOBER 30, 2020- BENIN CITY, EDO STATE.  Further to our commitment to providing holistic support to survivors of sex trafficking, we conducted a training on mental health and wellness for 50 survivors on October 30, 2020. The training could not have been more timely, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has triggered past […]

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 […]