Salwa, 24, tells the BBC that she ran away from her family in Saudi Arabia to seek a better life.

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  • Samar Badawi
    Disobedience and adhl court cases. Samar Badawi was allegedly physically abused by her father for 15 years. Her mother died prior to October 2010. In March 2008, she escaped to a women's shelter in Jeddah, the Protection Home. As her male guardian under the male guardianship system, Badawi's father filed a charge of disobedience against her.The Saudi Public Prosecutions and Investigation ...
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  • Dina Ali Lasloom
    Dina Ali Lasloom (Arabic: دينا علي السلوم ‎; born 29 March 1993) is a Saudi woman who attempted to seek asylum in Australia to escape Saudi guardianship laws. She was stopped during transit at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila on 10 April 2017, and sent back to Saudi Arabia on 11 April 2017.. Lasloom's documents were confiscated by Filipino airport officials in the ...
    03/21/2019 - 4:06 am | View Website
  • The struggle for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia
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    03/20/2019 - 4:22 am | View Website
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