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Guest Blog: From Batley to Bangui - Dr Kate Ferguson

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.


News: Annual Jo Cox Memorial Lecture at Cambridge

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.


News: The Jo Cox Foundation calls for candidates to pledge to a respectful election

Candidate Pledge General Election 2019Today, The Jo Cox Foundation has written together with the CSPL to all parties in Westminster, outlining our ongoing work on the Joint Standard of Conduct for all political parties and highlighting positive behaviours that candidates can pledge to in order to help contribute to a respectful election campaign. 
 

News: Batley and Spen Candidates Call for Respectful Election Campaign

 

 

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.


Statement: Sending Our Condolences

We are very sad to hear of the death of James Le Mesurier, co-founder of the White Helmets and Director of May Day Rescue. James was a close and valued friend to Jo’s family, friends and Foundation and his support ensured that Jo’s passionate work to protect civilians in Syria continued in her memory. 


Statement: The Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme

In recent days, the Foundation has been asked to clarify its relationship with the Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme

 


Update: Intimidation in Public Life Early Day Motion

The Foundation is pleased to see the Intimidation in Public Life Early Day Motion tabled with cross-party support this week.


Article: To honour Jo Cox’s memory, we need new standards of behaviour

 

We cannot go on like this. The poison and intolerance that has infected our national political debate has to be excised. If we cannot find a way to restore some respect and responsibility to our politics the implications will be serious, not just for those in and around Westminster but for all of us.


Announcement: Celebrating 3 years of The Jo Cox Foundation

 

 

Today marks The Jo Cox Foundation’s 3rd anniversary! To celebrate, we are excited to launch our new website, beautiful new logo and our first fundraising campaign since the Jo Cox Fund in 2016.

 


Announcement: UK announces approach to preventing mass atrocities

 

 

The Jo Cox Foundation believe this policy is a vital and hugely positive step for UK contributions to atrocity prevention, in line with Jo's views on preventing violence and protecting people around the world.