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PathFinders Justice Initiative, Inc.®
1 Faith Way, GRA
Benin City, Edo State NIGERIA
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Join our Zoom Webinar on Rape: Amplifying Nigeria’s Muted Voices
Date and time: June 11, 2020 at 6pm WAT/1pm EST
Guests: Professor Yinka Omorogbe, Attorney General, Edo State, Activist Dr. Joe Odumakin, Bishop (Dr.) Feb Idahosa, Actor/Producer Iretiola Doyle and Journalist Chude Jideonwo and Psychologist Kemi Akintoyese.
Zoom Meeting ID: 881 5193 9400
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Pathfinders Justice Initiative, Inc. (Pathfinders), in collaboration with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), will be hosting a 2 day, by invitation only Rehabilitation Workshop for service providers awarded through the Mobility Partnership Facility Action (MPF) entitled: “INSigHT– Building Capacity to Deal with Human Trafficking and Transit Routes in Nigeria, Italy, Sweden.” This Action is implemented by the University of Venice (IUAV) in collaboration with Pathfinders and other local NGOs based in Italy and Nigeria.
Date: April 29-30, 2020
Location: Benin City, Edo State
For additional information: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, as the workshop is by invitation only.
Join our Founder at ASGI’s International Conference on Externalization Policies’ Impact on Migrants’ Detention and Access to Asylum
ASGI’s “Externalization of Borders: Practices of Detention and Denial of the Right to Asylum,” to be held in Lagos on 25-26 February 2020, is promoted by ASGI as part of the Sciabaca & Oruka projects and aims to foster a public debate among African and European organizations on how border policies affect African citizens’ rights and their freedom of movement. Pathfinders’ R. Evon Benson-Idahosa will be a speaker on “The Phenomenon of Trafficking: Social Conditions Before Departure From a Gender Perspective.”
Date: February 25th-26th, 2020
Location: Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Register Here: International Conference on Externalization Policies’ Impact on Migrants’ Detention and Access to Asylum or email: email@example.com.
Edo State Human Trafficking Workshop
On May 5th and 6th, 2017, Pathfinders, as consultants to the Edo State Government of Nigeria, will be organizing a 2-day workshop on human trafficking alongside the Edo State Strategic Planning Unit. The workshop will bring together over a hundred stakeholders to the table, including NAPTIP Nigeria, UNODC, Nigeria Police, Nigeria Customs and Immigration Services, dozens of CSOs (including IOM, ILO, TY Danjuma Foundation, FIDA, NAME, CONGOS, WOTCLEF, etc.), traditional rulers and community leaders, Federal and State Ministries, destination embassies, religious institutions, members of the British High Commission in Nigeria, members of the Italian Parliament, Nigeria’s Special Advisor on Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, world renowned women’s activist, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin (Chairwoman), and others to collectively strategize and make recommendations to the government on how to tackle and eradicate human trafficking from Edo State. For more information or to participate, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#HopeEndures VIGIL AND MARCH FOR #CHIBOKGIRLS
In commemoration of the second year anniversary of the April 14, 2014 abduction of the #ChibokGirls of Nigeria, join Pathfinders and various other NGOs, organizations and interfaith groups in New York City on Thursday April 14, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Church Center for the United Nations (777 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York) for a prayer vigil followed by a protest march. Come stand in proxy for each of the 219 girls and thousands more who remain in captivity and remind the world that they are not forgotten. Two years is too long! Bring your signs and placards! Wear RED!
Sound the alarm! In partnership with Church of God Mission, Int., Inc. (Lagos), Pathfinders’ TruthTellers is taking its #TakeMeOffMute anti-child sex abuse Campaign to Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday April 9, 2016. The Campaign, which is backed by prominent voices in Nigeria, including internationally renowned women’s rights activist, Dr. Joe Odumakin (Women Arise) and award winning actress and producer, Joke Silva, offers a novel and holistic approach to self defense by empowering Nigeria’s youth with knowledge concerning how they can defend themselves mentally, physically, emotional and “legally.” It is time to amplify the voices of survivors and sound the alarm on the issues of child sex abuse and violence against women and girls! Plan to join us at 9:00am at CGMI’s Victoria Island Zonal Headquarters in Lekki. See you there!
#NOT4SALE ANTI-SEX TRAFFICKING WORKSHOP
Did you know that 6/10 people trafficked to the West are from Nigeria? Of that number, over 90% of the women and girls who are trafficked to work in Europe’s multi-billion sex industry are from Edo State. According to statistics, 1/3 young women in Edo State has been recruited into the sex trafficking industry. Join us for our interactive workshop at CWFI’s Restoration Center in Ogba, Benin City (by Ogba Market-Airport Road), at 8:30am on Thursday April 7th. Come listen to the real life experiences of sex-trafficking survivors who have repatriated back to Nigeria after being used and broken overseas. These are the fortunate ones who lived to tell. You do not want this to happen to you! Be empowered! Bring a sister, a daughter, a friend and avoid becoming the next victim of traffickers. Take a stand against sex trafficking today! Join us!
WHEN OUR WOMEN AND GIRLS ARE TAKEN
In partnership with The Drammeh Institute, join #BringBackOurGirlsNYC on March 19, 2016 at 10:30am at the Church Centre for the United Nations for a parallel forum of the 60th Session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women as we discuss the silence surrounding the disappearance of missing black women and girls in society. PJI’s R. Evon Idahosa will be speaking at the event on the still missing #ChibokGirls of Nigeria who were abducted by terrorists on April 14, 2014 and the implications resulting from the wholesale devaluation of women and girls in African society. Reserve your tickets now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/when-our-women-and-girls-are-taken-tickets-21075015940?aff=eivtefrnd.
In partnership with Word of Faith Group of Schools (Abuja), PJI’s TruthTellers is taking its #TakeMeOffMute anti-child sex abuse Campaign to Nigeria’s Capital City, Abuja, on October 9, 2015. The Campaign, which is backed by prominent voices in Nigeria, including internationally renowned women’s rights activist, Dr. Joe Odumakin (Women Arise) and award winning actress and producer, Joke Silva, offers a novel and holistic approach to self defense by empowering Nigeria’s youth with knowledge concerning how they can defend themselves mentally, physically, emotional and legally. It is time to amplify our voices on the issues of child sex abuse and violence against women! Plan to join us at 10:00am at Word of Faith Abuja (Plot 604, Durumi (Area 1)) for the first day of the rest of your life! See you there!
Join Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa in Benin City, Edo State (Nigeria) at the CWFI Women’s Convention from August 12-16, 2015 (1 Faith Way, Benin City) where she will be a guest speaker on the subject: “Is There Total Restoration Post Trauma?” The Women’s conference draws upwards of 25,000 women from around the world and is themed “Love Breaks Law.” For more information, please visit www.cgmiglobal.org/cwfi. Also, follow and support Pathfinders this summer, as we launch in Yaounde, Cameroon on August 22, 2015 via our “Image Bearers, Please Stand Up!” Programme. The one day Programme, in collaboration with CWFI Cameroon/IGM, will consist of various women’s empowerment group sessions and workshops that address the implications of violence against women, child sex abuse and sex trafficking. There will also be specific workshops that address the role of men in the push for gender justice. Please follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pathfindersji) for additional information and if you’re in Cameroon, please join us!
Join Pathfinders’ R. Evon Idahosa in New York City on May 28, 2015 (6:30pm-8:30pm) as she participates on a panel to discuss PJI’s work as civil society agitators for social justice and the role of non-violent resistance in the 21st century.
On April 14, 2015, hundreds will gather in New York City to commemorate the one year anniversary of the abduction of almost 300 girls that were stolen from their school in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria. In collaboration with several other organizations, Pathfinders will host an interfaith and intergenerational vigil at the Church Center for the United Nations (777 United Nations Plaza, New York City) beginning at 6pm. The vigil will be followed by a silent ‘red tape’ march to the Nigerian Embassy which is a block away. Come join us, as we amplify the silenced voices of over 219 still missing Chibok Girls and remind the world that they have not been forgotten.
In partnership with the Knowledge Development Center, PJI’s TruthTellers is taking its #TakeMeOffMute total self defense campaign to Port Harcourt, Nigeria on March 6, 2015. The campaign, which is backed by prominent voices in Nigeria, including internationally renowned women’s rights activist, Dr. Joe Odumakin (Women Arise) and award winning actress and producer, Joke Silva, provides a novel and holistic approach to self defense by empowering Nigeria’s youth with knowledge concerning how they can defend themselves mentally, physically, emotional and spiritually. It is time to amplify our voices on the issues of child sex abuse and violence against women! Plan to join us at 10:00am at the Knowledge Development Center located at 202A Aba Road, Waterlines, Port Harcourt. See you there!
Did you know that the largest group of women in prostitution from Sub-Saharan Africa are from Edo State, Nigeria? And that one in every three young women in Edo State has been approached by a trafficker to be trafficked to Europe as part of the billion dollar sex trade industry?
Trafficking is modern day slavery and the implications are far reaching and can include death. Educate yourself and your loved ones on the dangers of sex trafficking at our upcoming Pathfinders Justice Initiative Seminar on the subject.
When? Tuesday, December 30th
Where? Miracle Center (Main Hall), 1 Giwa Amu Street, Benin
City, Edo State NIGERIA
If you are in Nigeria, please join us!
HEARTS OF HOPE
Via our “Hearts of Hope” Project, PJI is partnering with some local CGMI Churches in Nigeria to bring hope and joy to some of the thousands of displaced children in Yola (Adamawa State, North East Nigeria) who were forced to leave their homes as they fled Boko Haram. Many are now orphans, as they join the 3.3 million other internally displaced people throughout Nigeria, some of which are living in IDP (internally displaced persons) camps and with host families in Yola. Our goal is to provide at least 500 children with “Hearts of Hope” care packages for Christmas. Please contribute, donate, give, extend yourself for someone you may never meet by clicking on our MAKE A DONATION button now. 100% of all proceeds received will directly fund the ongoing “Hearts of Hope” Project.
#TAKEMEOFFMUTE BENIN CITY!
In partnership with Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Nigeria, PJI’s TruthTellers will be launching its #TakeMeOffMute total self defense campaign on October 22, 2014. The campaign, which is backed by prominent voices in Nigeria, including women’s rights activist, Dr. Joe Odumakin, provides a novel and holistic approach to self defense by empowering secondary and University female students with knowledge concerning how they can defend themselves mentally, physically, emotional and spiritually. Plan to join us at 10:00am at BIU!
RALLY: Act4Accountability and PJI will be co-organizing a protest on August 6, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt, Washington, D.C. where African Leaders are gathering for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to raise awareness on the still missing 276 girls that were abducted from their school in Chibok, Nigeria on April 14, 2014. Time: 6:30pm.
RALLY: In conjunction with #BringBackOurGirls NYC, PJI will be organizing a rally in New York City at Ralph Bunche Park (across from the UN) on June 16, 2014, International Day of the African Child. Time: 12pm.
THE MOTHERS CRY
Join PJI’s R. Evon Idahosa on June 28, 2014 at “The Mothers Cry,” a national day of prayer in Lagos, Nigeria (Tafawa Balewa Square) for the safe return of #276 resilient school girls that were abducted from their school in Chibok, Nigeria on April 14, 2014 and for their hopeful families. R. Evon Idahosa will be speaking. Program theme is “Return, Restore, Rebuild” and time is 10:00am-5:00pm. Wear yellow to symbolize hope. #CareForOurGirls.
CGMI YOUTH SUMMIT 2014: PJI’s R. Evon Idahosa will be speaking on “Redefining Masculinity” and hosting interactive talks and workshops on the subject at Faith Arena, #1Faith Way, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria during CGMi’s National Youth Summit 2014 (August 19th-August 24th). Be sure to attend!