The British Labour Party has launched a mentoring program for women to honor the memory of murdered MP Jo Cox. Its goal is to help more than 600 women to enter politics over the next 5 years. Cox died in June, after she was shot and stabbed in a brazen daylight attack in her West Yorkshire electorate.
Labour MP Rachel Reeves told the BBC, “There were many causes that Jo was passionate about and one of them was about women in leadership and women in politics.
“She encouraged other women to go for parliamentary selections and put themselves forward.”
Cox was the first chair of the Labour women’s network, who are co-sponsors of the program, that will train women to put themselves forward for being MPs, councillors, elected mayors and other positions within the party.
In a statement read at Cox’s memorial service, U.S. President Barack Obama said, “Jo knew that our politics at its best still works. If we recognize our humanity in each other we can advance social justice, human dignity and the peace that we seek in the world.”
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