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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

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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

 

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 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

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 AgeBrisbane Times

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

'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

'Rahaf al-Qunun is going to start a revolution': Teen's plight highlights Saudi male guardianship

Opposition to Saudi Arabia's male guardianship system has been highlighted by an 18-year-old Saudi woman's flight from her allegedly abusive family.
SBS - Published

Saudi teen feared for life while waiting on Australia refugee ruling

The 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life has been granted asylum in Canada.
SBS - Published

Saudi teen detained in Bangkok granted asylum in Canada

A Saudi woman who fled her family claiming fear of her life and used social media to amplify her calls for safe haven was granted asylum to Canada on Friday, an official in Thailand said.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Aust asylum case accepted, Saudi teen says

The 18-year-old Saudi woman at the centre of a high-profile refugee case claims she has been granted asylum in Australia.
SBS - Published

Saudi refugee waiting for Australia's call

Foreign Minister Marise Payne says a Saudi woman's bid for refugee resettlement in Australia will be resolved in due course.
SBS - Published

Labor urges government to offer Saudi woman asylum in Australia

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun has been found to be a refugee by the UNHCR.
SBS - Published

Father of refugee Saudi woman claims his daughter fled because she 'felt neglected'

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun has been found to be a refugee buy the UNHCR.
SBS - Published

Australia weighs Saudi woman's refugee bid

Australia is weighing up whether to give 18-year-old Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun refugee status after the UN decided her claims for asylum were valid.
SBS - Published

Aust visa considered if Saudi teen refugee

Immigration Minister David Coleman is "very likely" to grant an 18-year-old Saudi woman asylum only if she passes all security checks, The Australian reports.
SBS - Published

Father arrives in Bangkok to visit Saudi woman seeking asylum in Australia

The family visit comes as Australia says it will carefully consider Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun's case.
SBS - Published

Asylum 'likely' for Saudi teen in Thailand

Immigration Minister David Coleman is "very likely" to grant an 18-year-old Saudi woman asylum only if she passes all security checks, The Australian reports.
SBS - Published

Australia to 'carefully consider' Saudi woman's asylum plea

The Department of Home Affairs has commented on the case of Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun.
SBS - Published

Saudi teen detained in Bangkok could realise her dream of living in Australia

Australia has urged the UNHCR to process the Saudi woman's claim 'expeditiously' amid a report she will be granted a humanitarian visa.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

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