We highlight some background to the awards which make up the annual #No2H8 Crime Awards. Sponsors can propose specific awards and which are included as part of the annual ceremony.
Jo Cox Memorial Award for Bravery & Heroism
The Jo Cox Memorial Award is a tribute to an inspirational, hard working and well-loved Member of Parliament who stood for all communities. Who can forget her maiden speech on the 3rd of June 2015 when she told a packed House of Commons, the following:
“While we celebrate our diversity, what surprises me time and time again as I travel around the constituency is that we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.”
This award is provided in memory of Jo Cox and to individuals who have put themselves at considerable risk by trying to protect the human rights of others, who are targeted because of a part of their identity.