Project :
Preventing Sexual Harassment in Jordan
Partner(s) :
School of Public Heath Emory University, Leaders of Tomorrow, Center for Women’s Studies University of Jordan
Program(s) :
Pillar(s) :
Equality and Justice

Preventing Sexual Harassment in Jordan


The issue of sexual harassment is increasingly being reported by students in the Middle East, including Jordan. Preventing sexual harassment in the Jordanian universities is essential to empowering women, because education is associated with a number of factors that reduce violence victimization and improve health throughout the life course.
With the support of the World Bank and Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), the Information and Research Center – King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF) have been given the opportunity to conduct this study which will contribute to the long-term goal of understanding the sexual harassment in the Middle East and scaling up effective interventions in university settings in Jordan and the Middle East. The study will be conducted in partnership with the School of Public Heath, Emory University; Center for Women’s Studies, University of Jordan and Leaders of Tomorrow.
This study aims at understanding the prevalence, correlates, and perceptions of sexual harassment among students and staff at the University of Jordan; adapt a promising Jordan-based intervention to the university context and enhance it with an environmental component; and testing the feasibility of the intervention.

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