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Statement: Response to the storming of US Capitol by pro-Trump rioters

The events in and around the Capitol last night were horrific and have been rightly condemned on both sides of the Atlantic by all those who abhor political violence, threats and intimidation in an attempt to subvert democracy.

Kim Leadbeater to receive MBE in New Year Honours

Our Ambassador and Jo Cox's sister, Kim Leadbeater, is to receive an MBE in the New Year Honours List, awarded for services to social cohesion, the community in Batley & Spen, West Yorkshire, and combatting loneliness during Covid-19


Announcement: Launching the Joint Statement on Conduct for Political Parties



At The Jo Cox Foundation, we work to bring about a meaningful reduction in the intimidation and abuse in public life and raise widespread public awareness about its harmful impacts. On the third anniversary of the 2017 Intimidation in Public Life report, we are delighted to launch the Joint Statement on Conduct for political party members.

Case study: Jo Cox Memorial Grant Grantholder, Internews

Women’s roles are typically overlooked in such processes, but the predominantly female Nyunzu Early Warning Group sensitively and actively contributed to the diffusion of a conflict, and increased economic stability in a particularly unstable context.

Case Study: Jo Cox Memorial Grants Grantholder - Zimbabwe Educational Trust

In Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, 240 young women aged between 16 and 25 are finding comfort and success from the personalised approach being applied to their vocational training programme.

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.