Emily Farell, Education and Outreach Manager

Emily Farell is the Education and Outreach Manager at The Advocates for Human Rights where she develops resources, trainings, and curricula to empower practitioners to integrate human rights into formal and non-formal educational and organizational settings. She is also the lead designer and facilitator for The Advocates’ training, Discover Human Rights: A Human Rights Approach to Social Justice. Ms. Farell received her M.A. in International Politics with a concentration on human rights from American University in Washington, DC and a B.A. in International Development from the University of MN, Twin Cities. 

Ms. Farell has over 15 years of professional experience in the field of international relations and human rights with work in academic, governmental, and non-governmental settings. As an educator, Ms. Farell has designed and facilitated human rights trainings for a variety of audiences including: preparing all service-learning students at the University of Minnesota for work in the community, educating participants in the U.S. State Department Visitors Program on a rights-based approach to development, and training parliamentarians from Uganda on how to implement human rights into their domestic law.  As a practitioner, Ms. Farell has spent time in both India and Thailand working with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on women’s rights, human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, micro-credit enterprise and reproductive health. For the U.S. State Department, Ms. Farell served as writer and editor for the 2006 Human Rights Report on human rights violations in Burma and Thailand. 


The Advocates for Human Rights, Paving Pathways for Justice & Accountability: Human Rights Tools for Diaspora Communities, Jan. 2014.

Farell, Emily and Madeline Lohman.  Discover Human Rights: A Human Rights Approach to Social Justice. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2011. 

Farell, Emily, Margot Goodnow, and Madeline Lohman. Human Rights Toolkit. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2009.

Farell, Emily and Kathy Seipp. The Road to Peace: A Teaching Guide on Local and Global Transitional Justice.Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2008.

Farell, Emily, Mary Ellingen, Laura Nelson, Rebecca Palmer, and Cheryl Thomas. Journey to Safety: The Battered Immigrant Women’s Experience. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, June 2007.