Brunch and brilliance on International Women's Day

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Fionnuala Ni Aolain knows a thing or two about conflict.

She grew up in Northern Ireland, lived in Israel, and as the UN special rapporteur for human rights, she spent time in—among other places— Guantanamo, Bosnia, and Palestine.

With that experience, as well as her decades-long career as a human rights lawyer, Fionnuala has developed a keen understanding of the role women play in conflict.

“Women are an early warning system in most societies,” she said in a 2018 interview. “When you start to see the kind of encroachment on women’s space—they are literally like a canary in a coal mine that is telling us that there’s something happening politically that’s connected to extremism.”  

This International Women’s Day, join Fionnuala for brunch and more of her brilliant insight into women’s rights and conflict at the second event in MJF/NCJW-Minnesota’s Women Repair the World series.

Women’s Rights in the Context of Conflict and Counterterrorism with Fionnuala Ni Aolain

March 8| 10:30 am | MJF Office | $18

WOMEN REPAIR THE WORLD is a project of Minneapolis Jewish Federation Women's Philanthropy and National Council of Jewish Women-Minnesota, providing impactful educational events for women and their allies. The series culminates in March 2020 with a Women’s Delegation to Israel.