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About Olivia Cuthbert

Olivia Cuthbert is a Jordan-based freelance journalist focusing on women's rights, issues affecting marginalised groups and the situation of refugees in Jordan as well the environment and other areas related to international development.

Articles by Olivia Cuthbert

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“Francesc”

Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Macho men only: no space for femininity in Jordan’s LGBT+ community

‘Just manly men’. ‘Guys that hit the gym’. ‘Straight-acting only’. ‘No fems’. The message for gay and bi men browsing through dating apps in Jordan is clear: masculinity is in, femininity is out.

A new chapter for feminism in Jordan

More and more Jordanian women are refusing to accept the sexist status quo and choosing to change it.

Protesters say Jordanian law dealing with ‘honour’ crimes is a “license to kill"

Gathering outside the national parliament last month, a group of young protesters confronted one of Jordan’s most taboo topics.

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