Human Trafficking: Supply & Demand and Current Efforts to Combat it at Home and Abroad

Human trafficking is a world-wide problem.  It is a crime that continuously transcends all boundaries, and crosses international borders.  It has no regard for human rights, and preys on anyone it can.  Human trafficking can take place as an internal movement of people, meaning within a single nation for their exploitation, or involve an international transport of people.  There are many feeder roads leading in to the world of human trafficking: poverty, low education, necessity, ignorance, vulnerability, and the great demand for it pulls on all of them.  Human trafficking encompasses the exploitation of people through forced labor or coerced sex.