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Madeline Lohman

Programs: Education

Madeline Lohman is the Associate Program Director for Training and Technical Assistance with The Advocates for Human Rights. She develops training resources on core Advocates issue areas, including human rights advocacy for social justice organizations, international monitoring and reporting, and guidance for pro bono volunteers. 

Madeline is also one of the Advocates experts on labor trafficking and exploitation. She has developed protocols for law enforcement and for community organizations to identify and respond to labor trafficking, conducted fact-finding on labor trafficking in Minnesota, and trained government officials, labor organizations, service providers, and law enforcement officials on labor trafficking. 

She also conducts research, community education and outreach, and legislative advocacy on immigrant rights in Minnesota. Her previous work with The Advocates included researching and writing a report on immigrant rights in Minnesota, building on several years of organizing and managing partnerships with community organizations through Minnesota to combat anti-immigrant bias. As part of her work on immigrant rights, Madeline also collaborated with local governments and community organizations to conduct local-level immigrant integration initiatives. 

In addition to her work on immigrant rights, Madeline conducts trainings and creates educational materials on human rights for the general public, social justice professionals, educators, and K-12 students. She regularly presents at local and national conferences, organizes a yearly training series, and helped train Ugandan parliamentarians establishing a human rights commission. As part of her educational work, she co-wrote both a curriculum on immigration and human rights for use in high schools and a training manual on using human rights in social justice work. 

Prior to working at The Advocates, she held positions at a variety of nonprofits, including Freedom House in Washington D.C., International Relief Teams, Human Rights Education Associates, and PACT Bolivia. Madeline graduated from The Fletcher School at Tufts University with a MALD and received her BA from Harvard University. 


Minnesota Labor Trafficking Protocol for Law Enforcement. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Minnesota Department of Health, and The Advocates for Human Rights, 2022. 

Labor Trafficking Protocol Guidelines: Identifying and Responding to Victims of Labor Trafficking 24 Years Old and Under. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2019. Written by Theresa Dykoschak, Madeline Lohman, and Jennifer Prestholdt. 

Asking the Right Questions: A Human Rights Approach to Ending Trafficking and Exploitation in the Workplace. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2016.Written by Michele Garnett McKenzie, Madeline Lohman, and Sarah Warpinski Ladd.  

Moving from Exclusion to Belonging: Immigrant Rights in Minnesota Today. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights, 2014.Written by Michele Garnett McKenzie, Milena Gebremeskel, Emily Good, Sarah Herder, Madeline Lohman, and Amy Schroeder Ireland.  

Energy of a Nation: Immigrants in America, 3rd Edition. Minneapolis, MN: The Advocates for Human Rights,2012.Written by Sarah Herder, Madeline Lohman, and Kathy Seipp. 

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

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