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Announcement: Su Moore appointed new CEO of The Jo Cox Foundation




The Jo Cox Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Su Moore as The Jo Cox Foundation’s new Chief Executive. 




Statement from The Jo Cox Foundation

Our Ambassador Kim Leadbeater, sister of Jo Cox, is taking an unpaid leave of absence from the Foundation to pursue the candidacy for the parliamentary seat of Batley & Spen.

The Jo Cox Foundation is committed to working across political divides, and we will maintain that focus in the coming weeks and months. We also fully support the right of everyone to take part in the democratic process.

One of our key areas of work is around promoting respect and civility in public life, and we urge all candidates in the by-election to run a respectful and safe campaign.

We wish Kim and all candidates putting their hat into the ring the best of luck with the campaign.

Abuse and Intimidation: Guidance for Candidates

Over 50 MPs stood down at the 2019 UK General Election, many saying this was at least in part due to abuse they had received. Women, in particular, suffer a disproportionate level of unacceptable behaviour.

Adeen (17) Dylan (15) and Layla (17) have collated these resources for candidates to help them if they have encountered abuse and intimidation both online and in real life. These students joined us for a week as part of a Speakers 4 Schools placement. 

Join us and pledge your support for a respectful campaign.

As the 2021 elections draw closer, The Jo Cox Foundation invites you to support our pledge for a respectful election campaign.

Pledge to Campaign Respectfully  

Campaign: Make Misogyny A Hate Crime

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

UPDATE: On the 17th March, following a debate in the House of Lords, the government conceded to direct police forces in England and Wales to record misogyny hate crime on an experimental basis. Thank you to everyone who has supported the campaign.


Case Study: Jo Cox Memorial Grants: Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)

Woman in front of group of men in community Jo Cox was a life-long humanitarian, dedicating her career to helping those less fortunate than herself. In honour of Jo's memory and her international legacy, the Department for International Development (DFID) – now the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) – launched the Jo Cox Memorial Grants in March 2018. This £10 million UK Aid Direct fund supports organisations working all over the world on two themes: women’s social, economic and political empowerment and strengthening civil society to prevent violence. We are delighted to share this case study from the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE), whose successful work in Uganda is leading to an increase in the participation and leadership of women in politics.

Blog: My work experience at the Jo Cox Foundation

Jessica, aged 18 from City and Islington College, joined The Jo Cox Foundation at the beginning of July in 2020 for a work experience placement with Speakers for Schools and through their S4SNextGen programme. Jessica has written a short account of her experience:



Joint Letter: The Government must respond to the unjustifiable seizure of power in Myanmar

We have joined Members of the UK Atrocity Prevention Working Group to call upon Her Majesty’s Government to act swiftly, comprehensively and with conviction in response to the unjustifiable seizure of power from Myanmar’s fragile democracy.

Download The Joint Statement

The Jo Cox Foundation team bids farewell to CEO Catherine Anderson

CEO Catherine Anderson is moving on from The Jo Cox Foundation to become the new Executive Director of The London Marathon Charitable Trust.

Statement: Global Civil Society on the impact of social media

We're pleased to have joined 30+ global organisations in calling on social media companies to take urgent action to protect human rights and democratic processes worldwide.