“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 […]

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) […]

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 Is Providing Ongoing COVID-19 Relief to Survivors

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA- APRIL/MAY 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 […]

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, […]