Evon Benson-Idahosa

Founder, Pathfinders Justice Initiative Inc.

R. Evon Benson-Idahosa is a Lawyer and the Founder/Executive Director of Pathfinders Justice Initiative, an NGO, which seeks to eradicate sex trafficking, and the exploitation of women and girls in Nigeria. 


She is a leading expert on the subject of modern day slavery in sub-Saharan Africa and a published writer and speaker whose voice amplifies the voices of thousands of young women and girls via Pathfinders’ campaigns, including its #Not4Sale campaign, which has assisted hundreds of survivors of sex trafficking and rape in Nigeria. 


Ms. Benson-Idahosa also serves as a trainer/facilitator and lends her expertise as an advisor/consultant to organizations and state and national governments on the issues of sex trafficking and gender based violence. Through her activism work, she has appeared on multiple radio and television news outlets, including CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, CCTV-America, NBC and has been named one of New York’s New Abolitionists.