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Freedom at any cost: Saudi woman escapes to France

By Anne-Marie Bissada

In this week's Mid-East Junction, we meet Julia*, a young woman who escaped her life and marriage by force in Saudi Arabia to find freedom in France.

 

She, like hundreds of others of women caught in the oppressive male guardianship system in the kingdom, are choosing to risk everything for a life where a woman is respected and ultimately free to make her own decisions.

*Her name has been changed for security reasons

You can read more about it here

 

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