DFID LAUNCHES THE 2020 JO COX MEMORIAL GRANT
On Tuesday 3rd March 2020 The Jo Cox Foundation and the Department for International Development (DFID) formally announced the Department’s Jo Cox Memorial Grants (JCMG) recipients.
The event that took place at the Women for Women International UK, London in the United Kingdom, was graced by Baroness Sugg, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Minister for the Overseas Territories and Sustainable Development.
Invitees and grand holders had the opportunity to meet other grant holders, Jo’s family and the teams of The Jo Cox Foundation, the Department for International Development and UK Aid Direct Fund Manager, Mannion Daniels.
Jo Cox’s sister and JCF Ambassador, Kim Leadbeater
offered insight into the impact of the work that will take place over the next three years of the programme. (https://m.facebook.com/ukdfid/videos/205468173899712/)
The event also recognised the remarkable contribution of UKAID in preventing identity-based violence and empower girls and women in the world’s most fragile states through Jo Cox’s memory.
MIFUMI UK is honoured to be a recipient of this grant and is currently implementing a movement building project in Uganda aimed at strengthening engagement and participation of women and girls in effectively influencing prevention and response on Violence Against Women and Girls.