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Asylum-seeker Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, smiles as she is introduced to the media at Toronto Pearson International Airport, alongside Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, right, on Jan. 12, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Al-Qunun, a Saudi Arabian woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life, landed in Canada. (Cole Burston/Getty Images)
Asylum-seeker Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, smiles as she is introduced to the media at Toronto Pearson International Airport, alongside Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, right, on Jan. 12, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Al-Qunun, a Saudi Arabian woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life, landed in Canada. (Cole Burston/Getty Images)
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An 18-year-old Saudi woman is now living in Canada after fleeing her country to escape alleged abuse from her father. She's the latest to bring international attention to the discrimination women face in the kingdom and other countries in the Middle East.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Phil Robertson (@Reaproy) of Human Rights Watch about Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun's journey and this new chapter of her life.

This segment aired on January 15, 2019.

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