PALI Free Adult Education Classes Underway at PJI

Our Pathfinders Adult Literacy Initiative (PALI) is now underway! These free, three month adult education classes are geared towards providing basic education for women and girls, (generally) ages 15 to 35, enabling them to read, write and enunciate correctly. At Pathfinders, we understand that education has a ripple effect on other aspects of a person’s […]

PJI Provides Ongoing COVID-19 Relief for Our Survivors Via Our Food Drive

In line with our mission to prevent sex slavery and to create space for women who have been denied access to sustainable economic empowerment due to the ongoing economic instability that has generated hardship for most Nigerians, including many survivors of sex trafficking, Pathfinders conducted a food drive on October 28, 2021 to support 20 […]

ETAHT Wraps Up Its 4-Year Tenure

BENIN CITY- EDO STATE- The Edo State Taskforce Against Human Trafficking (ETAHT), which was inaugurated on August 15, 2017 by the Governor of Edo State, H.E. Godwin Obaseki, to combat human trafficking in the State, is wrapping up its four-year tenure this month (August 2021). To mark the occasion, its chairperson, Professor Yinka Omorogbe, held a […]

NAPTIP Releases 2020 Data Analysis Report

ABUJA, NIGERIA- Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency, NAPTIP, has released its 2020 Report, highlighting its efforts in 2020 to combat human trafficking in all its forms in Nigeria. Highlights include the following: NAPTIP received 1,032 cases for investigation, completed 251 investigations, prosecuted 69 cases (of the 239 received for legal opinion) and secured a total of 38 […]

Pathfinders Turns 7!

FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Partner, A little over 7 years ago, I resigned from my partnership at my law firm in New York to embark on a road less traveled. With nothing but a vision to change Nigeria and to amplify the muted voices of women, I stepped out in faith, trusting God that […]

Nigeria Upgraded to Tier 2 on US State Department 2021 TIP Report

July 1, 2021- WASHINGTON, D.C. Earlier today, the United State Department of State released its 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report which ranks countries based on their respective government’s response to human trafficking in the preceding year (2020). Brief Summary: In 2019, Nigeria was downgraded to Tier 2 Watch (second to lowest ranking).  However, in light […]

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 […]

Our Executive Director Speaks on Legislative Disempowerment at the C-20 Summit

RIYAYD, SAUDI ARABIA.  On October 7, 2020, our Founder and Executive Director, R. Evon Benson-Idahosa, joined other global activists as a speaker during a session at the C-20 Summit which addressed the issue of legislated disempowerment in the context of modern day slavery. Below, you can watch Ms. Benson-Idahosa addressing the subjects of supply and […]

Nigeria Downgraded to Tier 2 Watch List in US State Department’s 2020 TIP Report

Nigeria has been downgraded to the Tier 2 Watch List from its 2019 Tier 2 ranking on the United State’s Department of State’s 2020 Trafficking In Persons Report which was released on June 25, 2020.  Should Nigeria remain on the Tier 2 Watch List for two or more consecutive years, it will automatically be downgraded […]

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 […]