“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Fundraiser for Survivors in Nigeria

MAY 25, 2020- Many of our survivors who were just emerging from sexual slavery and looking forward to starting their lives are suffering through the COVID-19 pandemic and mandatory lockdown that has resulted in many parts of Nigeria.  Some are now homeless, others have had to close the small businesses we helped them build, many […]