Addressing Sexual Harassment Among Students in Jordanian Universities: A Call for Comprehensive Policies

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The universities are committed to equal opportunity in education and employment. Consistent with this commitment, it is the policy of these universities not to tolerate any sexual misconduct and to provide those who feel they are victims of sexual harassment with adequate mechanisms to address it. Sexual harassment, its criteria, and its types are defined in this brief. This policy brief aims to outline key findings from a recent study and propose actionable policy recommendations to create a safer and more supportive university environment the study, was conducted among 1048 university students. The study found approximately 40% reported being victims of harassment at least once in their lifetime. Verbal harassment emerged as the most prevalent form, affecting almost 30% of students. The high occurrence of verbal and nonverbal harassment, particularly through social media, highlights the evolving nature of harassment and the need for comprehensive prevention strategies.

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  • Knowledge Activation Grants

  • 2023

  • Jordan

  • Sexual harassment

  • Share-Net Jordan

  • English

  • Policy Brief

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Policy brief: Addressing Sexual Harassment Among Students in Jordanian Universities: A Call for Comprehensive Policies

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Jordan University of Science and Technology

Jordan University of Science and Technology aims to provide high-quality educational and research services in the medical, technological and applied fields of knowledge to manufacture and disseminate knowledge. The university, also, intends to lead and develop human societies, and to create a technological and scientific environment that stimulates excellence, creativity and innovation through effective local and global partnerships.

University of Jordan

The University of Jordan (UJ) was founded in 1962 and has grown to become Jordan’s largest university. In fact, it is the first university in Jordan, established in the capital city of Amman by a Royal Decree in 1962. It has evolved into a comprehensive university with a second branch in the port city of Aqaba. UJ’s mission is not only high academic excellence, but also applying the principles of quality management and the latest technologies in its programmes and strategies