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 […]

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month- Did You Know?

JANUARY 2020- January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Did you know? That the average cost globally of a lifetime slave is $90? That human trafficking is a $150 billion industry? That 40 million people at any given moment are currently enslaved, i.e., more than at any other time in history? That human trafficking is often […]

NAPTIP Releases 2018 Report

ABUJA, NIGERIA- Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency, NAPTIP, has released its 2018 Report, highlighting its efforts in 2018 to combat human trafficking in all its forms in Nigeria. Highlights include the following: 1,076 cases received by the Agency, of which 206 (19%) were fully investigated with 823 apprehended suspects (450 men and 373 women). Of the 1,076 […]

Pathfinders Memorializes Partnership with NAPTIP

NOVEMBER 6, 2019- ABUJA, NIGERIA. Pathfinders is pleased to announce the formal memorialization of what has been an ongoing partnership with Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency, NAPTIP.  As agreed in the resulting Memorandum of Understanding, the parties will join forces to tackle human trafficking in Nigeria by collaborating on the prevention and reduction of sexual exploitation of  […]

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 […]

Nigeria Upgraded to Tier 2 on U.S. Department of State’s 2019 TIP Report

Nigeria has been upgraded from Tier 2 Watch to Tier 2 on the United State’s Department of State’s 2019 Trafficking In Persons Report which was released on June 20, 2019. According to the country narrative Executive Summary: The Government of Nigeria does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is […]

Pathfinders Organizes First Gap Analysis on Human Trafficking/Unsafe Migration in Nigeria

Pathfinders, in collaboration with her implementation partners, University of Venice (Italy), Equality Cooperativa Sociale, Nigeria Women’s Association and Assoc. 5050, organised and hosted a 2 day-Gap Analysis event awarded through the Mobility Partnership Facility Action (MPF) entitled: “INSigHT-Building Capacity to Deal with Human Trafficking and Transit Routes in Nigeria, Italy, Sweden.” The Gap Analysis, the […]

Meet Our Latest Graduating Class!

BENIN, NIGERIA- As part of our sex-trafficking prevention efforts at Pathfinders, we are providing skills training, in partnership with CWFI Skill Acquisition Centre, for hundreds of women annually. As part of this effort, on October 13, 2018, we proudly graduated 11 young women from our skills training program. They are our most recent graduating class. We […]