Are Nigerians Still the Problem In Europe’s “Migrant Crisis?”

JANUARY 31, 2020- LAGOS, NIGERIA.  Annually, both IOM and UNHCR meticulously calculate and then publish their figures relating to land and sea arrivals of migrants into Europe.  For years, these figures substantiated the European Union’s justification for what it considered a ‘migrant crisis.’ In 2019, IOM reported a total of 128,554 arrivals, while according to […]

IOM Releases 2019 Statistics for Mediterranean Crossings

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND- on January 3, 2020, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), via its Missing Migrants Project, reported that 110,669 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea during 2019, marking the sixth year in a row that at least 100,000 arrivals were recorded on three Mediterranean Sea Routes. According to IOM, that figure is slightly lower […]

End of Year Training and Celebration for Survivors!

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA- on December 27, 2019,  further to our HERS Program (Hub of Economic Resources for Survivors sponsored by the French Embassy to Nigeria’s PISCCA Program), Pathfinders conducted our end of year event where our ‘by popular demand’ training (chosen by survivors) focused on personal hygiene and sexual health for almost 60 of our […]

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 […]

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Expression of Interest Research Tool Development and Field Work Introduction CLEEN Foundation (formerly known as Centre for Law Enforcement Education) is a non- governmental organization established in January 1998 with the mission of promoting public safety, security and accessible justice through the strategies of empirical research, legislative advocacy, demonstration programmes and publications, in partnership with […]

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, […]

UK Releases Controversial Info Note on Trafficking of Women From Nigeria

JULY 2, 2019- LONDON, UK-This week, the United Kingdom’s Home Office released a Country Policy and Information Note on “Nigeria: Trafficking of Nigeria.”  The Note is intended to provide country of origin information as well as an analysis of the country of origin “for use by Home Office decision makers handling particular types of protection […]