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Building Jo's Legacy: 4 Years On

 

Today marks The Jo Cox Foundation’s 4th anniversary. Over the next week, we will be celebrating the many ways in which Jo’s values, passions, and spirit live on in the world today. 


Open Letter to Governments on Genocide Against Uyghurs in China

Read our joint open letter of concern on crimes against humanity and genocide against Uyghurs in China, urging governments to implement commitments on atrocity and genocide prevention through bilateral and multilateral diplomacy efforts. It is our collective responsibility to protect populations from mass atrocities. The UK Government must act urgently to produce a comprehensive atrocity prevention strategy to ensure it moves beyond words and towards concrete actions. 

 


The Tech Tax & Online Abuse

As the UK Government looks to introduce new laws to make the UK the safest place to be online, The Jo Cox Foundation has joined the Centenary Action Group in urging the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, to ring-fence at least 10% of the new digital services tax to help achieve this. 

 


Atrocity Prevention - Integrated Review

Atrocity crimes represent humanity at its worst, preventing them requires global leadership at its best. Read our Joint Submission to the Integrated Review of International Policy from the UK Atrocity Prevention Working Group. This is a calling to which the UK should aspire.

 


#NoSafeSpaceForJewHate

Jo Cox was a passionate campaigner, activist and humanitarian - she was driven by her belief that a fairer, kinder and more tolerant world was possible. At The Jo Cox Foundation, we act at all times on Jo’s belief that we have more in common than that which divides us. We seek to bring people together and emphasise our shared humanity.

In light of the recent abhorrent instances of antisemitism on Twitter and Instagram, we have compiled a list of organisations, resources and actions you can take to support the Jewish community and stand in solidarity against antisemitism. Please note that this is a non-exhaustive list of resources and we will continue to update it as appropriate.


Supporter Spotlight: Music and Movement

We are delighted to spotlight a few of our most recent Jo Cox Foundation supporters: local band Clapham Watch, friend of the Foundation Tom Weller, and workout group Team Hench. A massive thank you to everyone who continues to champion Jo’s ‘more in common’ message in their own unique ways! 

If you are interested in becoming a supporter while also engaging in physical activity, pledge to cycle for the 2020 Jo Cox Way. Join others around the world as they work to create and strengthen community through cycling in Jo’s honour.

 


Srebrenica Memorial Week 2020

This week is the 25th anniversary of the mass Bosnian genocide in Srebrenica, 1995; the worst atrocity on EU soil since the Holocaust. But most people are unaware of what happened, this week serves to remember the innocent people lost and crucially raise awareness.

 


Campaign: Make Misogyny A Hate Crime

“Misogyny is the soil in which violence against women grows” - Mel Jeffs, CEO Nottingham Women’s Centre

As the long-awaited Domestic Abuse Bill enters its committee stage, join us in urging the government to consider misogyny — hatred and contempt for women — as a hate crime.

 


Popsa raises £30,000 for The Jo Cox Foundation

 

In April 2020, we were proud to embark on a partnership with Popsa; a mobile app which helps customers curate their memories and produce beautiful keepsakes such as photo books.

In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis - and seeing the impact that isolation was having on people around the country - Popsa pledged to use its platform to tackle loneliness in partnership with The Jo Cox Foundation. 

 


Announcement: Statement on the fourth anniversary of Jo's murder

Speaking on the fourth anniversary of the murder of the MP Jo Cox, her sister, Kim Leadbeater, has called for the country pull together with compassion and kindness