The Protection Project


The Protection Project is a human rights research institute founded by Laura Lederer in 1994 to address the issue of trafficking in persons as a human rights violation. The Protection Project focuses on the promotion of human rights values throughout the world. Of particular importance to The Protection Project is the protection of human security, especially women’s and children’s rights; fostering of civil society and NGO development through capacity building and coalition building; enhancement of the rule of law by encouraging citizen participation in the political process; advancement of human rights education; and elimination of trafficking in persons.


Our mission is the elimination of human rights violations around the world.

  • Contact Information:
  • 1717 Massachusetts Avenue
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • United States
  • Active In: United States
  • Forms of Abolition: 
  • Awareness, Policy Making
  • Forms of Slavery: 
  • Forced Labor, Sex Trafficking, Child Labor