Pathfinders Turns 7!

FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Partner, A little over 7 years ago, I resigned from my partnership at my law firm in New York to embark on a road less traveled. With nothing but a vision to change Nigeria and to amplify the muted voices of women, I stepped out in faith, trusting God that […]

Nigeria Upgraded to Tier 2 on US State Department 2021 TIP Report

July 1, 2021- WASHINGTON, D.C. Earlier today, the United State Department of State released its 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report which ranks countries based on their respective government’s response to human trafficking in the preceding year (2020). Brief Summary: In 2019, Nigeria was downgraded to Tier 2 Watch (second to lowest ranking).  However, in light […]

Pathfinders’ National Guidelines for Rehabilitation and Law Enforcement Stakeholders

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE- Following the success of dual trainings conducted by Pathfinders on human trafficking for Nigerian Law Enforcement Officers, Prosecutors and Judges as well as for providers serving survivors of human trafficking in Nigeria, Pathfinders has prepared National Guidelines for Stakeholders on Human Trafficking for Law Enforcement Officers, Prosecutors and Judges (PJI National […]

Pathfinders Conducts Medical Outreach for Survivors

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE- April 29, 2021. Grateful for every opportunity we get to serve our local community and women who are emerging from sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. At our quarterly medical outreach, a team of doctors from University of Benin Teaching Hospital’s Association of Resident Doctors joined us to serve, providing screening for high […]

Pathfinders Conducts Training for Survivors on Accounting, Marketing and Branding and Adult Education Classes

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE- April 15, 2021. Every quarter, our trainings for survivors ensure that they are learning life, soft or vocational skills that steady their feet along their journey to healing and sustainable economic independence. This quarter, we are grateful to our professional volunteer facilitators who volunteered their expertise in accounting, marketing and branding.  […]

Graduating ‘Action Aid’ Survivors On a Path to Sustainable Economic Independence

⁣We are grateful to Action Aid Nigeria for the opportunity to provide support for 20 program beneficiaries who were either able to successfully learn a skill or start a small business through the ‘Pathway to Post COVID-19 Freedom’ Project. ⁣ Using our 12-Point Vulnerability Indicator, the Project sought to identify survivors of sex trafficking who […]

UNODC Releases 2020 Global Report on TIP

GENEVA- FEBRUARY 2, 2021.  Today, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released its 2020 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons.  The Report, which is produced every 2 years, culls government reported figures from 148 countries worldwide and provides four thematic chapters: Chapter 2 (examines how poor socioeconomic conditions are used by traffickers to […]

‘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 Organizes Successful 2-Day Training on Human Trafficking for Law Enforcement Officers, Judges and Prosecutors

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA. On January 19-20, 2021, Pathfinders successfully organized a 2-day capacity building  training for 50 law enforcement officers, judges and prosecutors on human trafficking in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.  The training, which built on learnings from Nigeria’s first ever Gap Analysis (also organised by Pathfinders in June 2019), focused on three thematic […]

Pathfinders Conducts Successful 2-Day Workshop for Service Providers of Rehabilitation for Survivors and Returnees

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE. On January 14-15, 2021, building on the learnings from Nigeria’s first ever Gap Analysis on human trafficking which identified gaps in Nigeria’s rehabilitation, law enforcement and research responses to human trafficking (conducted by Pathfinders in June 2019), Pathfinders trained 50 service providers who support survivors of trafficking and sexual trauma on […]