Local women patrol the Nepal-Indian border to apprehend people taking girls out of the country
Just before dawn in the bustling city of Birgunj, an elegant middle-aged woman clocks on to start her border patrol shift.
Maya Gurung has policed these streets for the past nine years. But she is not a law enforcement officer. She is one of a team of people who scour the Nepali-Indian borderlands for signs of one of the most insidious – and growing – crimes in this part of the world: the trafficking for sex of young women.