Empowering women and building communities mattered to the brave campaigner. Today’s memorial grants are a fitting tribute
Grief doesn’t really leave us, ever. Yes, the death of a person truly loved is an event from which it is possible to carry on. But that is what it is. Carrying on. And as you carry on living, you carry with you the grief. You carry the lack of that loved person, and the hole they left in your supportive web. You carry on wondering about what they might have thought, what they might have said, the actions they may have taken.
I think about my friend Jo Cox a lot. Today, as the Department for International Development announces its Jo Cox memorial grants in support of women’s empowerment and the strengthening of communities to prevent and predict identity-based violence, I hope we take a step forward that she would have liked.
Jo’s name truly lives on. And what’s more, her ideas and values live on