Together, change is possible

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is committed to the idea of democratic socialism and as such dedicated to international cooperation and solidarity. Around the world, RLS offers civic and political education and conducts projects for social emancipation.

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In order to bring about change, you need to see the bigger picture. Our education projects foster a well-grounded understanding of society. This makes left ideas and practices more popular and influential.

Sonila Swaminathan - Office Manager

The New Delhi office has been established in 2010. It is responsible for the foundation’s activities in the South Asian region, comprising India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Our work focuses on issues related to social transformations, labour and agriculture. We work primarily in partnerships with local cooperation partners with whom we jointly develop and implement our projects.

Furthermore, we promote the discourse among activists, scientists and intellectuals from South Asia and Germany as well as from other regions of the world. A special focus lies on creating networks among countries of the Global South. 


The international activities of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung are supported by financial means allocated for achieving development goals by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

To learn more about our work and specific projects please click on one of our main working areas below. You can also have a look at the research papers and essays published by RLS South Asia or our partners.

Agriculture Labour Society Publications


Spaces to Discuss Marxist Theory

How relevant is Marxist thought for us today? The annual international conferences organised by the South Asian University and RLS are devoted to discussing this question and strengthening networks of people from the left political spectrum.


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Innovative Tools for Migrant Workers

Every year, millions of people in India leave their villages in order to find work in urban areas. Often, they belong to the most deprived and vulnerable social groups. Together with the Society for Labour and Development, RLS supports migrant workers in asserting their rights.

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Empowering Migrant Labourers

In rural India, shrinking gains from agriculture forces more and more farmers to look for alternative sources of income. Outside the harvest season, many of them migrate to urban hubs with high hopes, only to find insecure jobs under precarious conditions. Our project partners Prayas and Kislay support migrants as well as their dependents in asserting their constitutionally granted rights. 

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Sustainable Small-Scale Farming

India’s small-scale farmers are increasingly under stress: shrinking cultivable land, large corporations dominating seed and pesticide markets as well as the effects of climate change make it more and more difficult for Indian farmers to sustain themselves. With the support of RLS, Agragamee develops alternative modes farming with Odisha’s Adivasi communities to achieve food sovereignty and sustainable resource management.

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