Human Rights and the Sports Industry

While the FIFA World Cup 2022 has ended, the Kafala system hasn't. The woes of the thousands of migrant workers living and working in Qatar remain unaddressed. We deconstruct some issues that will continue to plague workers living in the Gulf country unless something drastically changes.

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History for Children

History in recent times has become the site of fierce contestation in India. The ruling dispensation systematically pushes through distorted facts and analyses of the Partition. Children are regularly exposed to these through social media and textbooks. The 'History for Children' project deals with issues of the Partition, the complex history of citizenship in post-colonial India and the linguistic diversity of the Indian subcontinent.

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Gambhira on Ecological Agriculture

Research Initiatives, Bangladesh (RIB) and Bangladesh Film Institute (BFI) present Gambhira on agroecology. This documentary explores issues such as the harmful effects of pesticides in agriculture, the benefits of ecology-based agriculture, and the need to form collectives

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Development Opportunities or Challenges

Looking at the Proposed Free Trade Agreement between India and the European Union

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Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently

Rosa Luxemburg

Welcome to RLS South Asia

Working for a Fair Society

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (RLS) is a German political foundation that is part of the grassroots movement of democratic socialism. Bearing the name of Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919), RLS works within the tradition of workers’ and women’s movements. The foundation serves as a forum for debate and critical thinking about political alternatives, as well as a research centre for progressive social development. It is affiliated to the German left party DIE LINKE.

The RLS office in New Delhi is organising and coordinating the foundation’s activities in South Asia. The main areas of our work are Social Transformation, Gender Equality, Labour Rights and Agriculture. RLS provides space for critical discourse. In addition, we publish educational material, offer advice and counseling to our partners and promote North-South as well as South-South dialogue.


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Supporting small-scale farm­ers in deal­ing with var­i­ous chal­lenges such as cli­mate change, free trade and industriali­sation.

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We provide critical anal­ysis of social trans­for­mations in South Asia and pro­mote the dis­cus­sion of pro­gres­sive aims and ideas.

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Together with activ­ists and schol­ars we sup­port work­ers in their strug­gle for rights – espe­cially those in the infor­mal sector.

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RLS regu­larly pub­lishes inter­est­ing reports, politi­cal ana­lyses and inter­views on cur­rent and rele­vant topics from the region.

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Latest Projects

For more information on our projects see the section Our Work and check out our Publications.