Rahaf Mohammed is a Saudi woman who was detained by Thai authorities on 5 January 2019 while transiting through Bangkok airport, en route from Kuwait to Australia. Her name has become synonymous with heroism in the face of death, her crime? She wanted basic human rights something denied women in Saudi Arabia. – Rahaf Mohammed says fleeing her family in Saudi Arabia was “worth the risk” so she could live freely.Rahaf spoke to CNN and stated “I am one of the lucky ones.

I know there are unlucky women who disappeared after trying to escape, or who could not do anything to change their reality…the case for all Saudi women except for those fortunate enough to have understanding parents. They can’t be independent, and they need approval from their male guardian. Any woman who thinks of escaping or escaped will be at risk of persecution.”

“I want to be independent, travel, make my own decisions on education, a career, or who and when I should marry. I had no say in any of this. Today, I can proudly say that I am capable of making all of those decisions,” Eventually Rahaf was given asylum in Canada check out her full story in the Summer May/ June issue #7 of HSM Magazine!

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