Throughout her life, Jo worked on a wide range of issues both at home and abroad. The Foundation is bringing to bear the goodwill of both the public and Jo's networks to continue Jo's campaigning on a diverse range of domestic and international issues, including:

  • Loneliness:

  • The Syrian conflict:

    • The Foundation has taken up Jo's work to galvanise the support of the public and decision makers for the protection of Syrian civilians.

    • Since its inception, the Foundation has been working closely with MPs and organisations to push for more sustained engagement amongst parliamentarians on the Syrian conflict.

  • Women in public life:

    • The Foundation is continuing Jo's efforts to develop the routes for women to enter public life and acquire the critical skills and confidence needed to do so.

  • Protecting civilians in conflict:

    • The Foundation is carrying on Jo's lifelong commitment to increase support for the protection of civilians in conflict and to prevent mass atrocities.

    • In January 2017, a report which was started by Jo ‘The Cost of Doing Nothing’ was launched at an event with Gordon Brown and William Hague. The Foundation's work continues to develop and maintain political support for the full implementation of the Responsibility to Protect framework.

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