Baroness Cox is a cross-bench member of the House of Lords and the founder of Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART), she was also a founder Trustee of MERLIN (Medical Emergency Relief International). Baroness Cox has campaigned on humanitarian causes world-wide particularly those relating to disability and anti-slavery. Her humanitarian aid work has taken her on many missions to conflict and post-conflict zones including the Armenian enclave of Nagorno Karabakh; Sudan; South Sudan; Nigeria; Uganda; the Karen, Karenni, Shan, Chin and Kachin peoples in the jungles of Burma; and communities suffering from conflict in Indonesia. She has visited North Korea helping to promote Parliamentary initiatives and medical programmes. She has also been instrumental in helping to change the former Soviet Union’s policies for orphaned and abandoned children from institutional to foster family care.
Lady Cox has been honoured with many prestigious awards including ‘The Wilberforce Award’ and ‘The International Mother Teresa Award.’ She has also had numerous publications; her most recent being a re-release of ‘This Immoral Trade: Slavery in the 21st Century’ in 2013 which has received glowing reviews.