The Protection Project is a 501(c3) not-for-profit human rights research and training institute.

Our mission is the elimination of human rights violations around the.
To sustainably achieve this mission, the Protection Project continually works to achieve the following goals:

  • Promotion of human rights values around the world;
  • Protection of human security, and enhancement of women’s and children’s rights;
  • Fostering of civil society and NGO development through capacity building and coalition building;
  • Strengthening the rule of law by promoting citizen participation in the political process;
  • Advancing human rights education;
  • Encouraging state observance of internationally recognized human rights;
  • Eliminating trafficking in persons.

To ensure that we are working toward accomplishing our mission, the Protection Project engages in the following activities:

the status of human protection around the world by conducting investigative fact-finding missions.

on human rights violations around the world by regularly publishing analytical reports, including an Annual Human Rights Report on the status of Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children; a report on Child Sex Tourism: Comparative Case Studies; a report the Journal of Human Rights and Civil Society, and multidisciplinary works in academic journals.

training and technical assistance programs for government officials, NGOs and other elements of civil society in over 50 countries worldwide.

public awareness about international human rights standards by organizing numerous conferences, symposia, seminars, and workshops.

adherence to human rights standards by governments by testifying in front of the United States Congress and Singapore: parliaments.

civil society by establishing and developing professional networks, including The Protection Project Association of Scholars of Trafficking in Persons, and The Protection Project Legal Reform Initiative.

scholarships and exchange programs for the advancement of human rights and civil society through the International Human Rights Fellowship, the Applied Research Program and the Human Rights Prize.

future generations of human rights advocates by designing, developing, and teaching human rights in American and foreign universities.

practical skills and knowledge among American and foreign students by offering internships programs.

countries on drafting anti-trafficking laws that criminalize the acts of trafficking and protect victims of trafficking.

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