IGI to highlight workplace harassment at Jordan Dive In Festival

Panel discussion to feature women leaders in business, government, and non-profit sectors

IGI to highlight workplace harassment at Jordan Dive In Festival

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

International General Insurance Holdings (IGI) will tackle workplace harassment in a panel discussion at the Dive In Festival in Jordan.

The Dive In Festival, which calls for diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the insurance industry, will take place in over 60 cities across 33 countries between September 24 and 26. According to a statement by IGI, this year’s Dive In Festival will build on last year’s campaign of developing ‘awareness into action’ by inviting participants to consider ways to make an impact, under this year’s theme of #inclusionimpact.

IGI will be hosting the Dive In Festival in Jordan for the second time, with this year’s theme ‘Together for a Safe Space’. The panel discussion will be held in partnership with the World of Letters (WoL) on September 26 in Southern Shouneh. WoL is the secretariat for the Women as Partners in Progress (WPP), a collective women’s movement that seeks to promote gender inclusive policies and practices in the Middle East.

The panel will aim to teach women in the local community about actions, rights and legislation related to harassment and misconduct in the workplace.

“Harassment in the workplace is the topic of the day, whether in the insurance industry, in Jordan or in the world,” said Aaida Abu-Jaber, IGI’s head of PR and marketing. “Females outside the capital city of Amman have barriers to entering the job market because of societal restrictions. In order to empower females in all areas and walks of life, they and their families need to be aware of their rights when it comes to misconduct in the workplace.”

In addition to Aaida Abu-Jaber, the panel will feature other prominent women leaders, including Sawsan Al-Majali, Senator of Jordan and founder of Durrat Al-Manal for Development and Training, Mayyada Abu-Jaber, founder and CEO of WoL, and Kawthar Al-Adwan, president of community based organisation Ta’won in the Shouneh district and programs coordinator at the International Solidarity Institute for Women.

“Our company is an equal opportunity employer and we are proud to have a 50:50 male to female ratio among our staff – we feel strongly about promoting a safe and healthy workplace for all,” Aaida Abu-Jaber added. “IGI hopes that our Dive In session will trigger further discussions and actions to force real change to take place.”

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