Hannah Gissane

Hannah Gissane is a passionate feminist and gender equality advocate. She is the Project Coordinator for the Equality Rights Alliance (ERA) – a national advocacy network of women’s and gender equality organisations.  In this role Hannah has twice participated in the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), coordinated a Young Women’s Advisory Group and collaborated with activists on women’s rights policy research, advocacy and campaigns. Hannah also coordinates, with Amy Jowers-Blain, Young Women Speak Out – an activist capacity building program for 16-17-year-old feminists in Canberra. Prior to joining ERA, Hannah served a term on Lake Macquarie City Council and, at 19, was one of the youngest women ever elected to a Council in NSW.  In 2017, Hannah was a finalist in the ACT Young Women of the Year Awards. She holds a double degree in Communications and Law from the University of Newcastle and is in the process of completing a Graduate Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming and Policy Analysis from Flinders University.