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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.

 


Update: 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

 

 


Blog: 5th Anniversary of Jo Cox's Maiden Speech

Five years ago, Jo Cox delivered her maiden speech in Parliament. 
Today, Kim Leadbeater, The Jo Cox Foundation's ambassador and Jo's sister, reflecting on how Jo's 'More In Common' message is more important than ever.

The Local Covid-19 response in Kirklees

Volunteers Week 2019 – National Awareness Days Events Calendar ... For the past two months, the Jo Cox Foundation’s Yorkshire team have ceased their usual roles to support their community, responding to those needing help due to the impact of the pandemic. Working with the local authority and many third sector organisations, volunteer groups and individuals, they have helped to deliver a variety of support. This includes delivering food to those unable to shop and connecting people who need a regular check in to ward off loneliness to a befriending service.

 

 


Community Blog: Laura in Widnes

Many of us have wanted to help out our local community over the past couple of months. But, while that feeling is there, often we don’t know what to do with it. It can be a nerve-wracking and daunting prospect to put the time and effort into organising something for people you don’t know. This is even more the case for those juggling work and looking after the kids.

Community Stories: Margaret in Buckhurst Hill

Studies show that over half of us don’t know our neighbours. This was certainly true before this crisis began, but is it still true now?

One of the main inspirations in these times is the newfound connections we are building. For some of us, it’s shopping for the elderly neighbour we haven’t spoken to previously, for others, it’s joining a WhatsApp group with everyone on their street. 


Community Stories: V.E. Day

V.E. Day is only once a year and the 75th anniversary was especially important. National moments like this offer the chance for communities to come together from all different backgrounds to commemorate something they have in common.

Community Stories: Ric in Sutton

In the seventh week of lockdown, people could use some much-needed positivity. Nothing has been more positive in this worrying time than individuals and communities up and down the country coming together to act with love, kindness and compassion.

 

 

 


Support the Jo Cox Foundation with the #TwoPointSixChallenge

This Sunday, join us in taking part in the #TwoPointSixChallenge and play a part in saving the UK's charities. In the spirit of 'More In Common' we want to use the 2.6 Challenge to help people connect and show kindness to one another during these troubling times.

 

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