Sunday, January 8, 2017
3-:00 to 5:00 p.m.
E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room
Rosaline Costa will speak on justice, peace and conflict resolution issues which have been her main work in Bangladesh for 30 years. Early on, she was attracted to work on behalf of women and child garment workers. She helped form the first trade union for garment workers, through which they could organize without affiliating themselves with any political party, bargain with their employers and secure their human rights. She traveled to the United States in 1990 to bring attention to the use of child labor in the garment industry. She helped to conduct training programs on human rights for various groups of people without discrimination of race, religion, gender, profession or ethnicity in the South Asian region. She offered training to tribal youth on their land and constitutional rights. She worked for trafficked women and children, rescuing kidnapped children from Islamic education centers and forced marriages. She founded Hotline Human Rights Bangladesh, which monitored respect for human rights in Bangladesh.
Come and learn how her experiences can inform our own efforts to secure human rights and justice for all.