One 18-year-old girl, who was trafficked from the remote islands of Sundarbans in West Bengal, is today an international child rights crusader and has been invited twice to speak at the United Nations. Having met UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates, Anoyara Khatun is now a hero in her Sandeshkhali village in North 24 Parganas district.

“Telling the stories from my village before an international audience and listening to stories from all over the world has made me more strong as an activist,” Khatun, who was once trafficked as a child domestic worker due to poverty, told PTI.

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