‘The Freedom Project’ Begins Year 2 with Life Skills Training for Incoming Cohort

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE- NOVEMBER 17, 2022. In an effort to ensure that our beneficiaries are adequately equipped with psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills to make decisions, build back healthy, problem solve and think critically and creatively, Pathfinders organized a life skills training in November on decision making, strategic planning  and boosting creativity for our […]

New 2021 Global Report on Modern Slavery Reveals Global Increase in Victims

SEPTEMBER, 2022. The 2021 global estimates on modern slavery (comprised of both forced labour and forced marriage) published by the Walk Free Foundation, International labour Organisation (ILO) and International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reveals that approximately 50 million people are in situations of modern slavery on any given day.  Modern slavery, which the report defines […]

PJI Organizes Medical Outreach for 30 Beneficiaries of ‘The Freedom Project’

September 7, 2022- BENIN CITY, EDO. In an effort to further reduce vulnerability to trafficking, our medical outreaches are designed to conveniently deliver quality health care to our busy beneficiaries. At each outreach, we stress the importance of securing regular medical check-ups, while simultaneously providing free access to such wellness checks and a safe platform […]

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 […]

PJI Conducts Working Group Session II for its CCM and Focus Group for HERS Africa

August 29, 2022- BENIN CITY, EDO STATE. Following our successful 2-day stakeholders’ Roundtable in July 2022 to initiate the creation of a Coordinated Care Mechanism (CCM) by service providers for survivors of human trafficking in Edo State, Pathfinders organized the CCM’s Working Group Session I, with eighteen (18) organizations in attendance, on August 3, 2022. […]

Pathfinders Graduates its 2nd Adult Literacy Education Program Class

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE- On August 25, 2022, eleven students enrolled in our Pathfinders’ Adult Literacy Initiative (PALI) celebrated the completion of their three-month course. PALI, which partners with women in local communities to provide free adult education courses to decrease vulnerability to trafficking, began its second session in May 2022. All students on our […]

Pathfinders Conducts “We Survived, We Thrive!” Adaptive Skills Exhibition

BENIN CITY, EDO STATE, JULY 29, 2022. Pursuant to ‘The Freedom Project, ’ (TFP), Pathfinders organized Part 1 of its second Adaptive Business Training by conducting a Survivors’ Entrepreneurs Exhibition. Our team of 13 beneficiaries consisted of several successful PJI entrepreneur alumni as well as some TFP beneficiaries who we believed were prepared to take […]

Pathfinders Conducts Life Skills Training for Survivors

JUNE 15, 2022- BENIN CITY, EDO STATE. As part of our holistic effort to address the mental health challenges of our beneficiaries, PJI organized a second life skills training further to ‘The Freedom Project,’ a Pathfinders initiative funded by the United States Department of State.  Facilitators addressed ‘Coping with Emotions and Self Esteem’ and ‘Fostering […]

Pathfinders Conducts Food Drive for At-Risk Beneficiaries

APRIL 28, 2021- BENIN CITY, EDO STATE. One of our core values at Pathfinders is granting access to women who are at-risk to trafficking, providing them with opportunities to educate and empower themselves and thus reducing overall vulnerability. To this end, and with the support of a Global Freedom Exchange grant from Vital Voices Global […]

PJI Conducts Trainings for ‘The Redemption Project’ Beneficiaries

APRIL 2022, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE- The Redemption Project (‘TRP’), launched in August 2021, is an ongoing 18-month project implemented within the framework of The Action to Support the Fight against Human Trafficking in the Gulf of Guinea (the “ALTP Project”), which is funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France. As part […]