The Urban Impact: The Security Apparatus & Public Safety

 A news channel called “The Kingdom” ran an ad showing a Jordanian soldier in full battle dress uniform and helmet carrying a Syrian refugee baby girl in his arms. It reflects the widespread Jordanian trust and admiration of a King and his security apparatus that are credited with providing relative calm in a chaotic region.

A news channel called “The Kingdom” ran an ad showing a Jordanian soldier in full battle dress uniform and helmet carrying a Syrian refugee baby girl in his arms. It reflects the widespread Jordanian trust and admiration of a King and his security apparatus that are credited with providing relative calm in a chaotic region.

 
 

Sexual harassment

The problem of sexual harassment is widespread for both Syrian and Jordanians while at work or commuting, especially in the downtown market and in humanitarian organizations, but the harassment rate of Syrians is greater because they are considered weak by some Jordanian men, as they lack access to legal and social protection. One informal local study suggests half of Jordanian women and three in four Syrian refugee women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace (Husseini, 2018).