On Saturday, Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi teen who fled the kingdom and her family, was officially granted asylum in Canada, BBC reported.

The teen landed in Pearson International Airport days after her ordeal gained massive attention online and made global headlines. 

Upon her arrival, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland introduced the teenager to press as "a very brave new Canadian". She then explained that al-Qunun would not be making a statement to press for the time being.

Over the weekend, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his country had granted the teen asylum after accepting a request from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. 

"Canada has been unequivocal that we will always stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world," he said.

Al-Qunun tweeted out images of herself on the plane to Canada and captioned them: "3rd country, I did it."

Before boarding the flight to her new home, the teen thanked those who supported her through her ordeal. 

"I would like to thank you people for supporting me and saiving (sic) my life. Truly I have never dreamed of this love and support. You are the spark that would motivate me to be a better person," she wrote

Al-Qunun's whirlwind journey to freedom

Early in January, the teen fled her family while on a trip to Kuwait and planned to seek asylum in Australia.

While en route to her destination, al-Qunun stopped for a transit in Thailand but realized her family had notified the kingdom's embassy of her escape attempt.

Her passport was seized by a Saudi diplomat who was waiting for her when she arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Though she told local authorities she feared being killed if returned to her family, Thai immigration officials tried sending her back to Kuwait. However, she barricaded herself in a hotel room she was placed in and sent out social media posts asking the UN to save her.

After her case gained huge following online, the UN took note of it and sent their officials to meet the teen. They were eventually given access to her and placed her under their protection while waiting for a country to accept her as an asylum seeker. 

Thousands were thrilled the teen made it to Canada

"She has arrived!"

Al-Qunun has received a warm welcoming

Some launched a crowdfunding campaign to help the teen build a new life

Others raised this important point

The abuse women endure under Saudi's male guardianship system is a main trigger for escapes

Though Saudi women have been gaining more rights in recent months, they are still deprived of many ... mainly due to the male guardianship system in place.

Because the legal setup puts a male guardian - usually a father, brother, or husband - in charge of a woman's life, females who face abuse under it are rendered helpless and are often unable to report the violence they're subjected to. 

The system, which has long been condemned by human rights organizations, also means women are discriminated against in nearly all aspects of public and private life.

It has therefore come to be seen as one of the reasons why several Saudi women have risked their lives to escape the kingdom in recent years.