Pathfinders Launches ‘The Redemption Project’

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE- AUGUST 2021. ‘The Redemption Project’ (TRP) is an 18-month Project launched in August 2021 by Pathfinders, with support from the European Commission and implementation by Expertise France. TRP will provide Direct Services – Wrap Around Care, including free medical services, counseling/mental health support, shelter, education scholarships, financial literacy classes, adult education […]

Pathfinders’ 2020 Annual Report

FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Partners, Thank you for walking with us through a most trying year! Despite global lockdowns and recessions, we saw our impact and influence expand as a result of the trust we cultivated over the years with survivors and national/global leaders. There is a lot to be thankful for, particularly as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pathfinders Celebrates Our Graduating Survivors!

What a joy to celebrate 2020 with our incredible survivors who, notwithstanding the ongoing global pandemic, found a way to dig deep to overcome. Their testimonials today at our End of Year Celebration were heartwarming and reflected the fact that they channeled their creative energy into purpose and economic success. These women are truly warriors! […]

“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 […]