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 […]

This Holiday Season, Help Us Anchor More Survivors at Our Shelter!

December 2019- ⁣Seasons’ Greetings from Pathfinders! Our Shelter, The Anchor, has now been fully operational since the summer of 2019. As you consider how and who to support this holiday season, we hope you will join us as we journey with resident survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation at The Anchor who are now […]

Pathfinders Joins Reuters to Train West African Journalists on Human Trafficking

DECEMBER 2, 2019- LAGOS, NIGERIA. Further to an invitation from the Thomas Reuters Foundation, our founder and Executive Director, R. Evon Benson-Idahosa, joined Reuters in training West African journalists from Gambia, Nigeria and Ghana on human trafficking in Lagos on December 2, 2019.  As a thought leader on human trafficking in sub-saharan Africa, Ms. Benson-Idahosa […]

Pathfinders Commences DFID Funded ‘Path to Prevention’ Research on Recruiters of Sex Trafficking in Edo State

Background and Rationale: Human trafficking, or modern-day slavery, involves the illegal trade of people via force, fraud or coercion for exploitation or commercial gain. It occurs in every country in the world, cutting across social class, gender and age. It violates human rights, while simultaneously presenting a global health concern. Over the last 20 years, […]

Pathfinders Launches HERS (Hub of Economic Resources for Survivors) Project

We are excited to be launching the Phase 1 of our innovative HERS (Hub of Economic Resources for Survivors) Project.  With support from the French Embassy to Nigeria’s PISCCA Programme, HERS is the first of its kind one stop online and offline hub in Nigeria for all support required for survivors of sex trafficking and […]

Join us as we celebrate FIVE years!

Letter from Founder & Executive Director, R. Evon Benson-Idahosa As I look back over the years, the time seems to have flown by but yet, I have lucid recollections of the journey and the winding path it has taken us to emerge as one of the leading anti-trafficking organizations in Nigeria.  As a thought leader, […]

Pathfinders’ Founder is Panelist at Launch of NAPTIP’s ‘Not For Sale’ Campaign!

ABUJA, NIGERIA- on April 15, 2019, NAPTIP, in collaboration with UKAid, formally launched its ‘Not For Sale’ campaign.  The Campaign (which is unassociated with Pathfinders’ long running #Not4Sale campaign) targets young women in Edo and Delta States who are potentially vulnerable to trafficking with a different message: stay in Nigeria and take advantage of the […]

Pathfinders Trains Additional Volunteers In Lagos!

LAGOS, NIGERIA- in 2018, we added an additional 150 volunteers to our growing Pathfinders volunteers base (now close to 300).  On December 28, 2018, we conducted a “train the trainers” workshop on human trafficking and irregular migration for 18 of those volunteers in Lagos, Nigeria.  The trainers, who will head our team of over 100 […]

This Holiday Season, Help Us #LightHerPath

As we approach the end of 2018, there is so much to celebrate concerning what we have collectively accomplished this year!  Here are some of the highlights: -providing services and training to almost 300 women in Nigeria –sensitizing millions of Nigerians on the dangers of sex trafficking via our radio, television, print and social media presence […]

Meet Our Latest Graduating Class!

BENIN, NIGERIA- As part of our sex-trafficking prevention efforts at Pathfinders, we are providing skills training, in partnership with CWFI Skill Acquisition Centre, for hundreds of women annually. As part of this effort, on October 13, 2018, we proudly graduated 11 young women from our skills training program. They are our most recent graduating class. We […]