What are the causes of someone becoming a victim of human trafficking?

The most common causes that precede the situation of human trafficking may be poverty, experience of neglect and domestic violence, previous experience of marginalization and discrimination. Lack of educational opportunities, high unemployment rate, lack of social and health care, as well as the lack of timely and effective protection of persons from violence and discrimination, place a large number of persons in our society in potential danger of human trafficking. Most victims in search for a different, better and happier life, and in lack of alternative, become easy targets for persons who can abuse their vulnerability.