Ailish Brennan

Ailish is a feminist youth activist from Ireland who is currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in politics with international relations and economics. Ailish is actively involved in a number of different activist movements centered around young people, such as the two recent high-profile referendum campaigns on marriage equality and abortion rights, as well as campaigning for measures to fight the homelessness crisis in Ireland. However, her work has a specific focus on problems faced by young people who use drugs in Ireland. She was the founding member of Students for Sensible Drug Policy in University College Dublin and her harm reduction work here has seen her take on an advocacy role with policy makers on a national level with politicians, and an international level at the UN.
E-mail: ailish@youthrise.org