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By running away, Saudi women seek to rebel against male-dominated culture

After Rahaf al-Qunun made headlines last week for escaping her strict Saudi family and seeking asylum through the internet, another Saudi woman has called out for help via Twitter, this time from..
Christian Science Monitor - Published

By running away, Saudi women shine spotlight on oppressive patriarchy

After Rahaf al-Qunun made headlines last week for escaping her strict Saudi family and seeking asylum through the internet, another Saudi woman has called out for help via Twitter, this time from..
Christian Science Monitor - Published

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Saudi woman who fled to Canada: 'More women will follow' [Video]Saudi woman who fled to Canada: 'More women will follow'  02:20

Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun who flee from her country spoke about how she feels after getting refuge in Canada. Alqunun said that she wanted to inspire other women from her country and also..

Hindustan Times - Published

Saudi teen asylum seeker hopes to inspire change [Video]Saudi teen asylum seeker hopes to inspire change  01:00

In her first TV interview, Rahaf al-Qunun says she wants to use her freedom to campaign for others.

Al Jazeera STUDIO - Published

Saudi Refugee in Canada Expects More Women to Flee Arabian Kingdom [Video]Saudi Refugee in Canada Expects More Women to Flee Arabian Kingdom  00:34

A Saudi woman accepted as a refugee in Canada has said in an Australian television interview that she expected her experience would inspire other women to flee her homeland.

Time - Published

Saudi teen granted asylum arrives in Canada [Video]Saudi teen granted asylum arrives in Canada  01:35

18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, a Saudi woman who fled her family and barricaded herself in a Bangkok hotel room, arrived in Canada on Saturday after being granted asylum. Conway G. Gittens..

Rumble - Published

Saudi Teen Who Fled Family Welcomed As 'Brave New Canadian' In Toronto [Video]Saudi Teen Who Fled Family Welcomed As 'Brave New Canadian' In Toronto  00:36

According to Reuters, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family this week saying she feared for her life arrived in Toronto’s international airport on Saturday after Canada granted her asylum...

Wochit - Published

Saudi Teen Who Fled Family Leaves Thailand For Asylum In Canada [Video]Saudi Teen Who Fled Family Leaves Thailand For Asylum In Canada  00:37

According to Reuters, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family, saying she feared for her life, has been granted asylum in Canada. Trudeau said..

Wochit - Published

Saudi Woman Fleeing Alleged Abuse Granted Asylum In Canada [Video]Saudi Woman Fleeing Alleged Abuse Granted Asylum In Canada  00:57

​Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed the country has granted her asylum.

Rumble - Published

Saudi Woman Fleeing Alleged Abuse Granted Asylum in Canada [Video]Saudi Woman Fleeing Alleged Abuse Granted Asylum in Canada  00:57

​Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed the country has granted her asylum.

Newsy Studio - Published

Saudi teen's flight rallies opposition to male guardianship [Video]Saudi teen's flight rallies opposition to male guardianship  02:27

An 18-year-old Saudi woman's flight from what she said was an abusive family has rallied opposition to the kingdom's male guardianship system, still a major constraint on women..

Rumble - Published

Saudi Teen Who Had Escaped Family To Thailand Has Left For Canada [Video]Saudi Teen Who Had Escaped Family To Thailand Has Left For Canada  00:38

According to Reuters, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family because she feared for her life has left Thailand and is en route to Canada. Canadian officials haven't confirmed that she's been..

Wochit - Published

Saudi Teen To Depart For Asylum In Canada [Video]Saudi Teen To Depart For Asylum In Canada  00:37

According to Reuters, A Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family would kill her has been granted asylum in Canada and is traveling there on Friday. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18,..

Wochit - Published

Saudi teen's flight rallies opposition to male guardianship [Video]Saudi teen's flight rallies opposition to male guardianship  02:26

An 18-year-old Saudi woman's flight from what she said was an abusive family has rallied opposition to the kingdom's male guardianship system, still a major constraint on women despite the conservative..

Reuters Studio - Published

Thai Police Say Canada and Australia Are Open to Accepting a Saudi Woman Seeking Asylum [Video]Thai Police Say Canada and Australia Are Open to Accepting a Saudi Woman Seeking Asylum  00:23

Several countries including Canada and Australia are in talks with the U.N. refugee agency to accept a Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse from her family, Thai police said Friday.

Time - Published

Saudi Woman Seeking Asylum Granted Refugee Status [Video]Saudi Woman Seeking Asylum Granted Refugee Status  00:52

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun barricaded herself in a Thai airport hotel room after officials confiscated her passport.

Rumble - Published

Australian Women Held a Topless Protest in Support of Saudi Runaway [Video]Australian Women Held a Topless Protest in Support of Saudi Runaway  00:18

Four Australian women have held a topless protest in Sydney to support a runaway Saudi woman as Australia considers her bid to settle in the country as a refugee.

Time - Published

Australia to Consider Taking In Saudi Teen Who Fled Family 'Abuse' [Video]Australia to Consider Taking In Saudi Teen Who Fled Family 'Abuse'  00:32

According to Reuters, Australia on Wednesday said it would consider taking in a 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family, which she accused of abuse. Rahaf al-Qunun..

Wochit - Published

U.N. Asks Australia For Refugee Resettling Of Saudi Teen [Video]U.N. Asks Australia For Refugee Resettling Of Saudi Teen  00:39

Reuters reports The United Nations has asked Australia to consider refugee resettlement for an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family would kill her, the Australian..

Wochit - Published

"No special treatment" says Australia but plans to work with UN in al-Qunun case  01:01

Australia's Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton has said there would be no special treatment afforded to Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun but said Australia would work with the United Nations. Rough cut - no..

Reuters Studio - Published

Saudi woman to seek asylum after fleeing family to Thailand [Video]Saudi woman to seek asylum after fleeing family to Thailand  01:57

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family and barricaded herself inside a Bangkok airport hotel to prevent being expelled by Thai authorities has left the airport after talks with the United..

Rumble - Published

Thailand halts plan to expel Saudi woman fleeing family [Video]Thailand halts plan to expel Saudi woman fleeing family  01:48

Thailand on Monday reversed plans to expel an 18-year-old Saudi woman stranded at Bangkok airport after fleeing her family from Kuwait due to concerns over her safety. Emily Wither reports.

Rumble - Published

Thailand Met With Saudi Officials Over Woman's Asylum Case [Video]Thailand Met With Saudi Officials Over Woman's Asylum Case  01:01

Thailand’s immigration police chief met Tuesday with officials of the Saudi Embassy in Bangkok, and said the officials told him they are satisfied with how the case of the young Saudi woman who..

Time - Published

Saudi Woman Barricaded In Hotel In Thailand Says Family Wants To Kill Her [Video]Saudi Woman Barricaded In Hotel In Thailand Says Family Wants To Kill Her  00:51

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said her family wants to kill her barricaded herself inside an airport hotel in Bangkok. According to Reuters, the woman claims to be fleeing her country and family...

Wochit News - Published

Saudi Woman Seeking Refuge Leaves Thai Airport [Video]Saudi Woman Seeking Refuge Leaves Thai Airport  01:40

Rahaf Mohammed has been taken in the care of the UNHCR after being allowed to leave Bangkok airport. The 18-year-old, who is fleeing her family, had barricaded herself in an airport hotel room to avoid..

HuffPost UK STUDIO - Published

 

With spotlight back on Saudi women's rights, Loujain al-Hathloul's fate remains unknown

As Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the 18-year-old who burst into the public eye by fleeing Saudi Arabia, settles into what she hopes will be a normal life in Canada, another young Saudi woman who once walked..
CBC.ca - Published

Another Saudi woman takes to Twitter to 'escape abusive family'

Identified as Nojoud al-Mandeel, she posts audio clip alleging her father beat and burnt her 'over something trivial'.
Al Jazeera - Published

Thailand signals more tolerant refugee policy

The immigration police chief vowed Wednesday not to force refugees to return home "involuntarily", after a Saudi woman's desperate plea for resettlement drew global attention to a country that does not..
Bangkok Post - Published

Saudi women runaways rebel against system of male control

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Another Saudi woman has turned to social media for protection from her father, just days after Canada granted refuge to Rahaf al-Qunun, the 18-year-old Saudi who..
New Zealand Herald - Published Also reported by •CTV News

Saudi Teen in Canada Protected by Guards Amid Threats

The young Saudi woman who arrived in Canada last week after pleading for asylum from a Bangkok airport hotel room is being monitored by security guards in Toronto because of threats she has received on..
Wall Street Journal - Published

Saudi refugee in Canada expects more women to flee homeland

A Saudi woman accepted as a refugee in Canada has said in an Australian television interview that she expected her experience would inspire other women to flee her…
Japan Today - Published Also reported by •Bangkok PostNew Zealand HeraldSeattle Times

Saudi woman who fled family: "We are treated as an object, like a slave"

"It's daily oppression," the 18-year-old reportedly said
CBS News - Published

Saudi Woman Who Fled Country Hopes She Inspires Others To Follow

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun captured the attention of the world in a series of social media posts pleading for asylum. Her family, who she claimed was abusive, has disowned her.
NPR - Published Also reported by •Telegraph.co.uk

Saudi refugee Rahaf al-Qunun hopes her story encourages women to be 'brave and free'

The young Saudi woman who fled her allegedly abusive family said she hopes her story inspires other women to be "brave".
SBS - Published

Saudi Woman Who Fled Home Embraces All Things Canadian. (O.K., Maybe Not Winter.)

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun engineered an escape to freedom. Now she has a simpler goal: “I want to do crazy things I’ve never done before.”
NYTimes.com - Published

Comment: Retweet if you want to save a Saudi woman's life

comment: retweet if you want to save a saudi woman's life
Eight years ago this month, millions of young Arabs were beginning to believe that social media would save them. Using Twitter and Facebook as organising tools, pro-democracy activists across North..
New Zealand Herald - Published

Detained Saudi woman arrives in Canada to begin new life

Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi runaway who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which had offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after..
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The Age

News24.com | WATCH: 'Very very happy' runaway Saudi teen settles in Canada after being granted asylum

news24.com | watch: 'very very happy' runaway saudi teen settles in canada after being granted asylum
A 'very, very happy' young Saudi woman who caused a sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum abroad has been welcomed with open arms in Toronto at the end of a dramatic but exhausting..
News24 - Published

Shorten calls for more action to protect women from violence as MPs welcome Canada's Saudi refugee offer

Labor leader Bill Shorten has called on Australia to do more to advocate for women's safety after a young Saudi woman fled her family.
SBS - Published

More nMPs welcome Canada's Saudi refugee offer

Labor leader Bill Shorten has called on Australia to do more to advocate for women's safety after a young Saudi woman fled her family.
SBS - Published

Woman who fled Saudi Arabia reaches her new home in Canada

TORONTO (AP) — Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global..
New Zealand Herald - Published Also reported by •Deseret News

'Proud to be Canadian': Social media welcomes refugee Rahaf al-Qunun to her new home

The young Saudi woman who fled her family seeking asylum abroad has arrived in Canada, after successfully harnessing the power of Twitter to stave off deportation from Thailand.
SBS - Published

Saudi teen who fled family welcomed as 'brave new Canadian' in Toronto

saudi teen who fled family welcomed as 'brave new canadian' in toronto
TORONTO (Reuters) - An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family this week saying she feared for her life arrived in Toronto's...
WorldNews - Published

Canadian FM: glad to help Saudi woman in danger

Canadian FM Chrystia Freeland says the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees found that a Saudi woman fleeing alleged family abuse was in a dangerous situation and that Canada was glad to be..
USATODAY.com - Published

AP Top Stories January 12 P

Here are the top stories for Saturday, Jan. 12th: Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign; Saudi woman arrives in Canada to seek asylum; Paris gas leak explosion kills three;..
USATODAY.com - Published

Fleeing Saudi woman granted asylum in Canada

The 18-year-old Saudi woman who claimed she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back to her home country has been granted asylum in Canada and has left the country, said..
Bangkok Post - Published

'Brave new Canadian:' Runaway Saudi woman reaches new home

"This is Rahaf Alqunun, a very brave new Canadian," Canada's foreign minister said with the 18-year-old who feared death if sent back to Saudi Arabia
euronews - Published

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