Jo Cox's life was marked by her compassion and by her passion. She worked tirelessly for a fairer, kinder and more tolerant world.
Jo was a campaigner and an active member of her community. She was a colleague, a friend, a wife, a daughter and a sister. Above all, she was a mother to two beautiful children.
Jo was murdered on the 16th June 2016 in the place she loved, her constituency of Batley and Spen, doing the work she loved, as an MP committed to helping the public. The public reaction to her death – in Yorkshire, across Britain and throughout the world – showed that the values she lived by are widely shared.
We may not always be able to live like Jo or to love like Jo, but we can all help in some way to strive towards the better world she believed in.
Jo herself didn't consider any issue so insurmountable that it had to be left on the 'too difficult pile'.
At The Jo Cox Foundation, we forge meaningful partnerships to make a tangible difference on the issues Jo was passionate about. We are guided by Jo’s conviction that we have more in common than that which divides us, and that compassion and optimism are signs of strength and not weakness.
Our small team work hard to support everyone who is determined to be part of practical efforts to advance the causes Jo championed. We know that by bringing people together to act we are greater than the sum of our parts.
Since September 2016 we have worked on a diverse range of issues including loneliness, the protection of civilians in conflict and supporting women to enter public life. Visit ‘What we have achieved’ to learn more.