Beware girls … that hunk may not be worth leaving family for

By MUNEERAH AL-MATROUK | ARAB NEWS

JEDDAH: Several social organizations are currently studying the growing tendency of young Saudi women running away from their homes.

A recent study of the Ministry of Interior put the number of such women at 850. The study also said that the total runaway cases including that of men were 3,285 with Riyadh and Makkah provinces topping the list.

Saudi writer Hanan Al-Ataallah blamed abusive parents and other relatives for the growing phenomenon. “Some girls are alienated from their homes when they see unfair treatment, such as restrictions on them but not on their brothers,” the writer said.

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Categories: Asia, Saudi Arabia

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