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 […]
Nigeria remains on ‘Tier 2 Watchlist’ on US State Department’s 2018 TIP Report
JUNE 28, 2018- For the second year in a row, Nigeria has received a ‘Tier 2 Watchlist’ placement on the United State’s Department of State 2018 Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report, which was released today. The TIP Report ranks countries in tiers based on their government’s efforts to fight human trafficking. As a Tier 2 […]
Italy Closes Ports to MSF’s Aquarius Carrying 600+ Sub-Saharan African Migrants
SICILY, ITALY- Aquarius, Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) Mediterranean rescue ship, carrying more than 600 rescued migrants from Eritrea, Nigeria, Ghana and Sudan (including 123 unaccompanied minors and seven pregnant women), was stranded on the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, June 11, 2018, following Italy’s new populist government’s decision to close its ports on Sunday, June 10, […]
Come Home! Free Support Is Available for Repatriating Sex Trafficking Survivors!
My Sister, If you swore any kind of juju oath before you left Nigeria to Europe and are now trapped in sex trafficking because of it, all such curses (if you believed in their power) have now been revoked by His Majesty, the Oba of Benin. Please come home. Our NGO, Pathfinders, is providing free, holistic […]
US Department of State Releases Interim TIP Report (2018) on Nigeria
Every year, the United States’ Secretary of State submits an interim assessment report to Congress of countries which have been determined to require special scrutiny following the publication of the State Department’s annual Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report. The Report outlines any progress in government efforts to combat trafficking in persons in the six months […]
Free Vocational Skills Training Available!
To mark #HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay, we are providing *FREE* vocational skills training to fifteen (15) potentially vulnerable young women, ages 15-25, in an area of your choice. The top five students will receive START-UP FUNDING to start your small business. Registration for NABTEB certification is also included! FREE forms are available at our offices in Benin City (1 Faith […]
African Migrants for Sale In Libya. In 2017.
Human beings for sale. In 2017. In mid-November, CNN reported the sale of African migrants in Libya and the horrendous conditions/detention centers in which they are kept prior to deportation back to their home countries. According to the African Union, anywhere between 400,000 and 700,000 migrants who were en route to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea, are […]
26 Nigerian Girls Found Dead on Migrant Boat
SALERNO, ITALY. Prosecutors in Italy have investigated the death of 26 Nigerian women, most of whom were teenagers between the ages of 14-18, who were found dead at sea on or about November 3, 2017. Their bodies were recovered, along with 375 other migrants (most of whom were from sub-Saharan Africa), by the Spanish warship, […]
New Report Provides Comprehensive Estimates of Human Trafficking Worldwide
NEW YORK, USA- A new report by International Labour Organization (ILO), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Walk Free Foundation reveals that approximately 40.3 million people are trapped in modern slavery worldwide (previous estimates were 45.8 million). Four categories of modern slavery are identified in the report: forced labour, forced marriage, forced sexual exploitation and […]
UK Government Pledges Additional Funding to Fight Modern Slavery in Nigeria
LAGOS, NIGERIA- The International Development Secretary for the United Kingdom (U.K.), Priti Patel, announced that an additional £7 million will be made available to support the efforts to combat modern slavery and human trafficking in Nigeria. Ms. Patel called for “a world free from the abhorrent trade of modern slavery” during a trip to Lagos […]