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 […]

Pathfinders Initiates Coordinated Care Mechanism for Edo State Service Providers

JULY 21, 2022- BENIN CITY, EDO STATE. In an effort to strengthen and enhance the network and coordination of CSOs in Edo State to better serve survivors of sex trafficking, Pathfinders Justice Initiative (pursuant to its The Justice Project) organized a 2-day stakeholders’ Roundtable meeting to initiate the creation of a Coordinated Care Mechanism (CCM) […]

Nigeria Remains Tier 2 Country on U.S. State Department’s 2022 TIP Report

July 20, 2022- WASHINGTON, D.C. The United State Department of State has released its 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report which ranks countries based on their respective government’s response to human trafficking in the preceding year (April 2021 to March 2022). Nigeria remains a Tier 2 Country (second to highest ranking, with Namibia being the only […]

Pathfinders’ ‘The Anchor’ Project Conducts Medical Outreach for Survivors

BENIN CITY,  EDO STATE- At Pathfinders, we utilize a holistic approach to rehabilitation that always includes free access to medical care, i.e., we endeavour to create safe and interactive spaces wherein survivors can access one on one care from medical personnel who can address their health concerns and conduct wellness checks. To this end, on […]

Pathfinders’ ‘The Freedom Project’ Conducts Food Drive for 30 Beneficiaries

BENIN CITY-EDO STATE- APRIL 21, 2022. PJI’s ‘The Freedom Project’ Conducts Food Drive for 30 Beneficiaries because ‘they all need eligible packages of hope too.’ To assist beneficiaries in their recovery from the import of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, PJI’s ‘The Freedom Project,’ organized a gathering for 30 beneficiaries (survivors of trafficking and women who […]

PJI Conducts Adaptive Business Training for 35 Beneficiaries of The Freedom Project

BENIN CITY- EDO, NIGERIA.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Pathfinders has pivoted and innovated on ways to provide support to our beneficiaries surviving through the pandemic’s unrelenting implications, i.e., recession, economic hardship and inflation, as well as the emotional toll it has taken. One of our innovations has been conducting Adaptive Business Trainings, which allow us […]

Pathfinders Conducts COVID-19 Relief Drive

BENIN CITY, EDO- February 3, 2022. In line with PJI’s mission to prevent sex slavery/sexual violence and to liberate enslaved women and girls through the direct eradication of root causes, Pathfinders provided humanitarian support via a COVID-19 Relief Drive for twenty (20) beneficiaries of our The Anchor Project, an initiative funded by the United Nations […]

Pathfinders Graduates our First Adult Education Program Students

Congratulations to the Class of 2021/2022! It was a colorful and heartwarming ceremony, as 24 students from our three adult education campuses in Edo State gathered to celebrate their successful completion of a 3-month program at our Pathfinders Adult Literacy Institute (PALI). PALI, which  partners with women in local communities to provide free adult education […]

Pathfinders Conducts Life Skills Training for ‘The Redemption Project’ Beneficiaries

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA. January 20, 2022 – The Redemption Project (‘TRP’), an ongoing 18-month project which is part of the Action to Support the Fight against Human Trafficking in the Gulf of Guinea (the “ALTP Project”) and is providing support for 50 beneficiaries, launched in August 2021. To kick off the year, Pathfinders Justice Initiative […]

Pathfinders Holds Stakeholders’ Meeting to Introduce ‘The Redemption Project’

Building on successful focus group interviews with Pathfinders’ beneficiaries conducted in August 2021, Pathfinders held a Stakeholders’ Meeting with 21 of its key stakeholders on September 14, 2021 to introduce ‘The Redemption Project’ (‘TRP’), a Project which will provide support for 50 beneficiaries (sex trafficking survivors and women who at risk to becoming trafficked) and […]