CLAIRE BORRELL MBE
June 23, 2022
The death of Claire Borrell MBE was announced on Sunday.
Founder of both Women’s Aid and Women in Need, Claire dedicated over 30 years in service to Gibraltar’s community. Her work with victims of domestic abuse provided safe spaces, support and advice to both women and men. Her education and awareness initiatives left a legacy of improved recognition, understanding and alertness to the issues.
The Minister for Equality, Samantha Sacramento, commented that Claire had “worked tirelessly for victims of domestic abuse in Gibraltar and began her work in the days when this was not discussed, let alone acknowledged.
Claire was the pioneer for providing support for victims and continued to be a champion until she left Gibraltar.” The Minister added, “She has left a legacy that we must all continue to build upon.”
For his part the Chief Minister lauded Claire’s “30 years of dedication to the cause of the victims of domestic abuse has had a profound effect on changing the way Gibraltar thinks about and responds to domestic violence. Her lasting legacy is that victims have increased recourse to seek the help and justice that they deserve.”
The New People joins both the Chief Minister and Ms Sacramento in expressing deepest sympathy to her family. May she rest in peace.