R. Evon Idahosa

Founder and Executive Director of Pathfinders Justice Initiative, Inc. (www.pathfindersji.org).

R. Evon Idahosa, Esq. is the founder of Pathfinders Justice Initiative, Inc. (www.pathfindersji.org) and currently serves as Executive Director. She is also a trained English Barrister and an American lawyer who worked as a partner in a national defense law firm in New York for over a decade before venturing full time into activism on behalf of women and girls. As a native of a developing nation (Nigeria), Ms. Idahosa is particularly passionate about addressing the shrouded issues of child sex abuse, sex trafficking (modern day slavery) and gender based violence in the developing world because of her compelling commitment to the liberation of women in developing countries. Although women are the backbone of every society, they are often subjugated and maltreated in a manner which not only generates diseased souls, but devalues their indispensable contribution to society. Her passion and compassion are geared towards developing a generation of women who stand confident in who they are, what they bring to the table and what they can achieve. She is a firm believer that if you can empower a woman and engage men as allies for gender justice, you can change any society. Ms. Idahosa is a dynamic speaker and published writer whose voice echoes thousands of young voices via PathFinders’ #TakeMeOffMute (anti-child sex abuse), #SheSaidNo (anti-rape) and #Not4Sale (anti-sex trafficking) campaigns. She has been named as one of New York’s New Abolitionists (www.newyorksnewabolitionists.com) and has been nationally recognized for her efforts in seeking an end to gender based violence in the developing world. You can email her at reidahosa@pathfindersji.org.