Never coming home: the Indonesian girls who vanish into Asia’s vast trafficking networks

The stranger showed up at the girl’s door one night with a tantalising job offer: Give up your world, and I will give you a future.
It was a chance for 16-year-old Marselina Neonbota to leave her isolated village in one of the poorest parts of Indonesia for neighbouring Malaysia, where some migrant workers can earn more in a few years than in a lifetime at home. A way out for a girl so hungry for a life beyond subsistence farming that she walked 22 kilometres every day to the schoolhouse…