PJI’s ‘The Redemption Project’

In addition to the support we provide for survivors of trafficking who were trafficked outside of Nigeria, Pathfinders also intentionally seeks to rescue women in prostitution within Nigeria- whether they are being trafficked or voluntarily prostituting as a means to an end.  Our local trafficking Project is ‘The Redemption Project,’ providing economic alternatives, free shelter, […]

NAPTIP Releases 2019 Report

ABUJA, NIGERIA- Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency, NAPTIP, has released its 2019 Report, highlighting its efforts in 2019 to combat human trafficking in all its forms in Nigeria. Highlights include the following: NAPTIP received a total of 915 cases in 2019, fully investigating only 203 (slightly down from 206 in 2018) and making 701 arrests (also down […]

Monthly Update on Human Trafficking News in Nigeria

Human Trafficking: Oba of Benin drums support for NAPTIP, Feb. 14/2020 “The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has promised to partner with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) through advocacy and empowerment in the fight against human trafficking.”https://guardian.ng/news/human-trafficking-oba-of-benin-drums-support-for-naptip/ Students Develop App to Trap Human Traffickers, Feb. 15/2020 A team […]

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 […]

20,000 Nigerian Girls Trapped in Sex Slavery in Mali

Reporting by Al Jazeera English published on March 6, 2019 In January 2019, NAPTIP, Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency, reported that it had credible intelligence that at least 20,000 Nigerian women and girls have been forced into prostitution in Mali.  Most of the young women, who are between the ages of 13 and 25, have been sold […]

UN Releases New Report on Global Trafficking

A United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Report published on January 7, 2019 confirms that the global trend reveals a steady increase in the number of victims of human trafficking since 2010.  There has also been an increase in the number of trafficking convictions globally, likely due to better detecting and reporting mechanisms. Drawing […]

Nigerian Migrants Face ‘Unimaginable Horrors’ in Libya

According to a new UN Report, Nigerian migrants endeavoring to transit Libya on their way to Europe face ‘unimaginable horrors’ from the moment they enter the country, throughout their entire stay there and during their attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea.  According to the Report, which was generated by the United Nations’ political mission in […]

Ways YOU Can Fight Human Trafficking!

There are currently over 40 million people worldwide enslaved in 2019, more than at any other time in history.  In Nigeria, recent statistics indicate that there are over 1.3 million victims.  The total number of Nigerian victims outside Nigeria is unknown.  Here are simple, easy ways that YOU can help in the fight against human […]

We Survived- Pathfinders’ Survivors Share Testimonies of Triumph!

 After several years of being trapped in sex slavery in Russia, sex trafficking survivor, ‘Sonia,’ returned to Nigeria with nothing but broken dreams. Pathfinders was able to help her change her narrative from victim to survivor. She is now a proud business owner (specializing in ankara shoes and bags) and advocate, using her voice […]

2018 Global Slavery Index Reveals Increase in Nigerian Victims of Slavery

JULY 19, 2018- the latest 2018 Global Slavery Index by Walk Free Foundation, released this week, maintains that there are still 40.3 million slaves trapped in modern slavery worldwide. (‘Modern slavery’ is defined in the Index as “situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, abuse of power, or […]