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SIGI supports an initiative to end harassment in the workplace in Jordan

23.10.2019 / Created by JSIGIS
SIGI supports an initiative to end harassment in the workplace in Jordan

This month, the Sisterhood IS Global Institute  (SIGI) in Jordan organized a seminar titled “Youth Initiatives and Their Role in Supporting Women’s Issues” and hosted the “Know your limits” initiative team to showcase their experience in combating violence against women and girls.

“Know your limits” is an initiative launched by the East and West Center within the ‘’Decent Work Academy’’ project that aims to raise community awareness about sexual harassment in the workplace and force harassers to change their abusive behavior.

The initiative also seeks to push for legislation to ensure deterrent penalties for harassers.

A 2010 study by the Hashemite University team on “Factors that make up gender roles in Jordan”, which included sexual harassment in the workplace, showed that 14% of working women in Jordan were subjected to verbal sexual harassment in their workplace, and 0.7% were subjected to sexual harassment. 8% of working women were subjected to verbal violence, compared to 2.3% subjected to intimidation and psychological threat from the employer.

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Youssef Bouataoun
National Broadcasting and Television Society - SNRT
Why Me for Women’s Rights
Sanaa El Aji
Center for Study and Research on Human Rights and Migration
Coalition for Tunisian Women
Faculty Affiliate, PHRGE, Northeastern College of Law
Cooperation for Community Development Association
Réseau des Femmes Solidaires
Association Tunisienne de la Santé de la Reproduction (ATSR)
Social Association  Active Woman  of the Tizi-Ouzou Wilaya
Moroccan Association of Reproductive Health
Research Team on Gender
Building Bridge Association (BBA)
Youth Today Association for Development
Hiwar Center for youth and women's empowerment
Green Globe
Mauritanian Council of Businesswomen – CMFA
Almobadr Organization for Development and Capacity Building
Community Media Center
Jbail- Byblos Municipality
Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech
Femmes pour le Dire, Femmes pour Agir (FDFA)
For You Libya Group
Elmehwar Association for Developing the Egyptian Family
Center for Women's Studies in Islam (CERFI)
Tunisian Association of Women Judges- TAWJ
National Association for the defense of rights and freedoms (NADRF)
Women'  s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling
Association for the Development & Enhancement of Women (ADEW)
International therapeutic Attorneys Centre (ICAR)
Women in Front
Aman Society Centre for counseling, development and community health
Radio Souriat
Palestinian Bar Association (PBA)

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