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Therese Koturbash left a comment for Rosaline Costa
"Hi Rosie! It is Therese -- shaburtok from the CNWE listserv. After my trip to Manila, I signed up on the EWA social network. I see you are a member here so I wanted to say 'hello!' I hope we do get to meet in person sometimes. When is…"
Feb 23, 2009

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Educational Background
Religious and theological training, B.A.B.Ed, LL.B
Work, Church, NGO experience
Teachers for high school for 19 years and then Human Rights advocate in a human rights organisation (NGO) since June 12, 1986.
A little about yourself, including the issues and causes closest to your heart
My aim is to see the women in the world get equal treatment, honour, rights as those of men as human beings. Women also are human beings and they have the same rights to enjoy in their life, they have the same right to get equal opportunity to express their God given gifts for serving the humanity.
At 10:03am on September 1, 2008, Rosaline Costa said…
From my childhood I had a keen interest to help out the poor, neglected and oppressed women and destitute children. Without my knowledge even I had been very vocal against any injustice to the women and poor children. When I got into this human rights work, I realised that I had been a human rights defender since my childhood. It has been easier for me to defend the victims of human rights violations because of my life experience in the religious life asa teacher for long 19 years. But then I also realised that I need to have legal knowledge if I really wanted to support, guide and advice people to overcome the propblem in their life. So I started my law course in 1987. When I saw that some of my teachers were teaching some contradictory methods as to how to gain more money or prolong the cases in the court in stead of helping thevictims of oppression and injustice, I protested my principal and left the college. Then this same principal began to request me to do my final exams. Then I did my final exams in 2001 and passed in second class. I do not practice in the court but in my day to day life I use my knowledge and gained much experiences in this area. I do a lot of mediation to resolve family or inter-religious conflicts in the country.
I wish to see all women and men in this world be treated as equal human beings. More so for women because women are the 'visible creator of human beings' by sacrificing their life and with all their sufferings. In reality we see that in everywhere women are considered to be second class human beings or they are put in the level with childlren or disables. Even in UN documents women and childen are kept in the same line which is very unfair for women.
I wish to see women be treated equally by the religions especially in my Catholic Christian Church in the field of serving the whole humanity. Rarely I hear the priests or bishops speak about the rights of women and mothers but in most time I hear that women and mothers have the duties and responsibilities towards their children, husband, in-laws, society to be a good mother, good and docile wife, or good qualified housewife. That is very unfair and that is why my fight is to bring eqaul dignity, right and respect for women and men in our society.

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At 6:11am on June 10, 2009, Therese Koturbash said…
Dear Rosie,

May the peace of Christ be with you!

Thank you for your note! It is wonderful to connect with you. Given all of our current connections -- EWA, CNWE, WOW -- I am quite confident that we are meant to meet in person! I look forward to that time!

Trusting that all is well with you and sending love and blessings,

Therese
At 10:02am on February 23, 2009, Therese Koturbash said…
Hi Rosie!

It is Therese -- shaburtok from the CNWE listserv. After my trip to Manila, I signed up on the EWA social network. I see you are a member here so I wanted to say 'hello!' I hope we do get to meet in person sometimes.

When is your trip to the Holy Land coming up? I hope all is well.

with love and blessing,

Therese
At 5:00pm on December 12, 2008, EWA Archives said…
Hi Rosaline. i just posted your Hotline Bangladesh newsletter. Thanks for updating EWA on your activities.
At 10:05pm on December 8, 2008, EWA Archives said…
Hi Rosaline. I just read the comment that you posted on your page, also saw the Hotline Bangladesh Newsletter. Why don't you add your Sept. 1, 2008 comment to your profile information. First, highlight your sept. 1 comment and then rightclick on the mouse. Choose "copy". In the upper box at the right side of the page, click on settings. Your answers to the profile information will appear. Go to the last answer box and at the end of your answer, paste your Sept. 1 comment so that it will appear there. Save your revised profile then check your page if you got it right.

As I suggested before, you can also post your Hotline Bangladesh here. At the upper menu bar, there's a tab entitled Forum. Click on that to get to the page with the forum discussions. On the upper right side of the page, you'll see "Add Discussion." Click on that to get a new discussion page. Paste the contents of your newsletter in the space and add your title then click save.
At 10:03am on September 1, 2008, Rosaline Costa said…
From my childhood I had a keen interest to help out the poor, neglected and oppressed women and destitute children. Without my knowledge even I had been very vocal against any injustice to the women and poor children. When I got into this human rights work, I realised that I had been a human rights defender since my childhood. It has been easier for me to defend the victims of human rights violations because of my life experience in the religious life asa teacher for long 19 years. But then I also realised that I need to have legal knowledge if I really wanted to support, guide and advice people to overcome the propblem in their life. So I started my law course in 1987. When I saw that some of my teachers were teaching some contradictory methods as to how to gain more money or prolong the cases in the court in stead of helping thevictims of oppression and injustice, I protested my principal and left the college. Then this same principal began to request me to do my final exams. Then I did my final exams in 2001 and passed in second class. I do not practice in the court but in my day to day life I use my knowledge and gained much experiences in this area. I do a lot of mediation to resolve family or inter-religious conflicts in the country.
I wish to see all women and men in this world be treated as equal human beings. More so for women because women are the 'visible creator of human beings' by sacrificing their life and with all their sufferings. In reality we see that in everywhere women are considered to be second class human beings or they are put in the level with childlren or disables. Even in UN documents women and childen are kept in the same line which is very unfair for women.
I wish to see women be treated equally by the religions especially in my Catholic Christian Church in the field of serving the whole humanity. Rarely I hear the priests or bishops speak about the rights of women and mothers but in most time I hear that women and mothers have the duties and responsibilities towards their children, husband, in-laws, society to be a good mother, good and docile wife, or good qualified housewife. That is very unfair and that is why my fight is to bring eqaul dignity, right and respect for women and men in our society.
At 7:00am on September 1, 2008, EWA Archives said…
Hi Rosaline. Welcome, companera (that's how lawyers call each other here). Did you become a lawyer in 1986? Same here. BTW, your application to join the 4th EWA conference has been approved. I just need to get the e-mail notices out. This week is going to be hectic though. I'm fighting a multi-million dollar company that's going to wreck part of our primary forest (not much left) to ensure our province's electricity requirement for the next 25 years. Terrible trade-off. From women's rights advocate, I'm now an environmentalist lawyer.

You can begin dicussions on women's issues in this forum. You can also post your newsletter here. Easier for all to read if you copy and paste the contents into a discussion. Attachments can be tedious to open.

Hope you're well, my good friend. And I'm looking forward to seeing you again in Thailand (where we first met).

Sincerely,
Andrea
 
 
 

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