WHO WAS JO COX

Jo Cox was  a mother, daughter, dreamer and a member of parliament. She stood up against the common belief that we should just ignore things around us that make life miserable and people experiencing real problems.  

Helen Joanne Cox, born June 22 1974 in Batley, West Yorkshire, was a British politician who helped raise awareness about loneliness in United Kingdom, but also about other crucial public health issues. She was also a member of Labor Party as well as many other organizations and charity groups. She studied Social and Political Sciences at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Starting her career as a  political assistant she joined Oxfam, an international humanitarian charity organization in 2001.

 

 Soon after she became head of policy and advocacy in 2005. She became a campaigner and stood up for human rights, as well as matters of Syrian civil war among other things. She became a symbol of hope and showed us a way to change the world around us by becoming the better person and standing up for what’s right. She was a humanitarian, a campaneer, and an activist that believed there are no differences and that we are all genuinely one.

She died on 16 June 2016 in Birstall, as a result of multiple stab wounds and shoots by a far-rightist, who was later identified as Thomas Mair. He was associated with US-based neo-Nazzi group National Alliance. Thomas Mair, an unemployed gardener was convicted and sentenced to spend life in jail. He believed that Jo, as well as other that stood for human rights, were the cause of many world problems. He has a history of mental health problems.