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Lily Greenan

Biography of Lily Greenan

Lily Greenan
Lily Greenan

Lily Greenan was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of the University (DUniv) from the University of Glasgow during the Commemoration Day ceremony on 15th June 2016.

Lily Greenan has been a feminist activist for over thirty years, from 1981, particularly being committed to ending violence against women. During this time she has worked with a variety of organisations with this aim including: Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, the Incest Survivors Group and the Ritual Abuse Survivors. She worked as a project manager on the EVA Project in Lanarkshire. She is the Director of Scottish Women’s Aid, having previously been manager there since 2006.

She has also worked on strategy and policy looking at violence towards women. She chaired the Promoting Women’s Safety Working Group in Edinburgh whilst she worked as the city’s first development worker at the Rape Crisis Centre. Later she was key to the development of the Scottish Rape Crisis Network, which she then represented in the Scottish Partnership on Domestic Abuse. She was part of the North Lanarkshire Domestic Abuse Working Group and following this wrote a literature review on Violence Against Women. She was involved in developing the first National Strategy to Address Domestic Abuse in Scotland and was also part of the Expert Committee on Violence Against Women which drafted a strategic framework. She sits on the National Group to Address Violence Against Women.


Lily Greenan
University Link: Honorary Graduate
GU Degree: DUniv, 2016;
Occupation categories: feminist; political activists
Record last updated: 8th Jun 2016

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University Roles

  • Honorary Graduate

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