Dr Gráinne Healy


As a long-standing feminist activist Dr Gráinne Healy is a celebrated leader in gender equality and social justice. Working in activism for the past 40 years, Gráinne was instrumental in helping to turn Ireland into a nation of equals in May 2015 as co-head of the Yes Equality Campaign, the campaign which led and won the marriage equality referendum.

She is founder and chairperson of Marriage Equality Ireland since 2004 and is a published author. Dr Healy’s global impact is also notable in the areas of violence against women, migrant rights and sex trafficking. She is Chairwoman of the European Women’s Lobby’s Observatory on Violence against Women and is a former Chairwoman of the National Women’s Council of Ireland.