The Jo Cox Foundation and Spirit of 2012 are launching a significant new three-year partnership to deepen the impact of The Great Get Together
The Jo Cox Foundation are delighted to announce a new three-year partnership with Spirit of 2012. Inspired by Jo Cox we will transform The Great Get Together from a moment in June - coinciding with Jo’s birthday - to a year-round movement of social and community action, continuously inspiring positive local connections. Together we’re dedicated to breaking down barriers and ensuring all people, no matter their background, feel like a valued member of our society with a sense of identity and belonging.
On the 3rd March 2020 we were delighted to be joined by Baroness Sugg, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, at a special event to announce the recipients of the Jo Cox Memorial Grants (JCMG).
The Jo Cox Foundation is excited to support Safer Internet Day this year, joining hundreds of others to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology.
Jo Cox recognised that loneliness can affect anyone, from the elderly to new mums, or refugees to the recently bereaved. The scale of the issue is huge, with a landmark report commissioned by the British Red Cross and The Co-op in 2016 finding that over 9 million people are affected by loneliness in the UK.
This year, we took part in 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, an annual international campaign that calls for the prevention and elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).
In October I flew to Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic. The reason for my trip to Bangui was as part of an international training team let by the Auschwitz Insititute for Peace & Reconciliation, to work with Central African Republic’s new National Committee for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, and All Forms of Discrimination. It’s a mouthful, but the name does explain the group's urgent and enormous objective.
The University of Cambridge Department of Sociology and Murray Edwards College hosted this annual memorial lecture to honour the memory of Jo Cox MP, on the 27th November 2019.
All the candidates standing in the former constituency of murdered MP Jo Cox have become the first to sign a pledge for a respectful election campaign.