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R. Evon Idahosa

2017 Fellow

Founder & Executive Director, Pathfinders Justice Initiative, Inc.


R. Evon Idahosa is the Founder and Executive Director of Pathfinders Justice Initiative, a social justice initiative which seeks to eradicate sex trafficking and exploitation in Nigeria. She is a Nigerian native and a leading expert on the subject of modern day slavery in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is also a trained English Barrister and an American lawyer who worked as a partner in a defense law firm in New York before venturing full time into activism.

Ms. Idahosa is a dynamic speaker, an ‘outside the box’ trainer/facilitator and a published writer whose voice amplifies thousands of young voices via PathFinders’ #Not4Sale (anti-sex trafficking) campaign. She also lends her expertise as an advisor and consultant to organizations and state and national governments on the issues of sex trafficking and gender-based violence. She has appeared on multiple news and media outlets and has been named one of New York’s New Abolitionists. Ms. Idahosa, a regular Huffington Post blogger, has advocated for the return of the abducted Chibok Girls of Nigeria, is a United States White House State of Women “Nominated Changemaker” and been nationally recognized for her efforts in seeking an end to gender-based violence in the developing world.