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Hidden loneliness: exploring the isolation caused by violence against women and girls

When you think of loneliness, what’s the image that comes to mind? Perhaps a solitary elderly person, nursing a cup of tea in the living room. A young child at school, hiding away from bullies in the playground. Or possibly a refugee who has lost their family, standing in a sea of unfamiliar faces, forced into an unknown new world alone.


Statement: The cut to to the overseas aid target

The Jo Cox Foundation is deeply dismayed by news that the 0.7% overseas aid target will be cut to 0.5% next year. As a lifelong humanitarian, we believe Jo would have proactively opposed this measure. It not only counters the UK's legal obligations, but our moral duty to support the world's most vulnerable and Britain’s place in the world as a force for good. 

Diversity and Inclusion Consultant - invitation to tender

The Jo Cox Foundation is seeking a consultant or organisation to work with us as we develop a diversity and inclusivity strategy and roadmap for our Moment to Movement project. Details about the project, the brief and the timeline for applications can be found in the attached invitation to tender.


Statement: Protecting the 0.7% Overseas Aid Budget

Jo Cox was a lifelong humanitarian who was deeply committed to protecting the world’s most vulnerable communities. Though we can never speak for Jo, her powerful legacy across a range of development issues highlights the need for sustained efforts to champion and protect the UK’s commitment to overseas aid spending. In light of the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, this is more important now than ever. We believe that Jo would wholeheartedly oppose any cut to the 0.7% overseas aid budget.

Make Misogyny A Hate Crime

This blog has been prepared by 17-year-old Matthew. Matthew undertook a week-long work experience placement with The Jo Cox Foundation in October 2020 through our Speakers for Schools work experience partnership.

Women's Equal Participation in Peace & Security

We have signed on to a joint letter with over 550 signatories calling for support for women's equal participation in peace and security. The open letter was prepared by the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (NGOWG) calling on governments to prioritize women’s meaningful participation in all aspects of peace and security, prior to the annual Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) on 29 October 2020.

Read the Open Letter

 

 


Building Stronger Communities in Jo's Honour

Jo’s commitment to celebrating diversity, and her belief in the power of more cohesive neighbourhoods, drives our objective to continue building stronger communities.


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.