At a shelter for trafficking victims in a village in West Bengal, the two sisters showed off sketches of huts surrounded by trees and a river - their way of remembering home. But three years after her rescue, the prospects of making it back to her family appeared ever more distant. A long-awaited deal aimed at streamlining the system is to be finalised soon, officials from the two governments said. Justice is often slow and convictions are rare. One in four trafficking cases in India leads to conviction, while in Bangladesh, only 30 convictions have been secured under a law, with more than 4, cases still awaiting trial. The younger girl, Neela, said she wanted to take out a loan and set up a beauty parlor when she finally returns home.
Maia. Age: 21.
In one she was wearing a headscarf, in the other her face was covered in garish make-up.
Madelyn. Age: 26.
Rescued from sex slavery, red tape traps Bangladeshi girls in India
Weeks after speaking to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the teenager returned to Bangladesh, having spent nearly nine years in India. A long-awaited deal aimed at streamlining the system is to be finalised soon, officials from the two governments said. After several failed attempts to escape the brothel in the eastern state of West Bengal where she was trapped for six years, Priya was rescued along with other girls from Bangladesh and India in a raid by police and anti-trafficking campaigners.