Sisters Of St. Joseph Tackle Human Trafficking

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Sabel Bong was born in Cambodia, but has been living in the U.S. for more than 20 years.

He says human trafficking is a major issue in his country and around the world.

"Trafficking not only happens in Cambodia and developing countries around the world," Bong said, "but right here in our own neighborhoods, there are cases of it."

Bong was in Watertown to help the Sisters of St. Joseph tackle the issue.

"Sisters of St. Joseph really have been working on these issues of human trafficking, not only in our own community here in Watertown and the north country," said Sister Bethany Fitsgerald, "but also our federation Sisters of St. Joseph throughout the United States."

Organizers say, when it comes to ending human trafficking, awareness is key.

"Find out, learn about it, talk about it, bring it up to churches, bring it up to schools, start clubs that will support organizations that are at the ground level working," Bong said.

Bong says ending human trafficking isn't easy, but it's a cause that's worth every minute of effort.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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