Food Sovereignty

More than one fifth of Odisha’s population belongs to different indigenous communities and the majority of them live below the poverty line. Our project develops alternative, sustainable farming methods to strengthen their food sovereignty.

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Gender Justice

We have developed a dedicated gender justice component. Our focus is to work towards gender equity within the context of India and across the region. Our approach includes identifying opportunities to engage with and support projects connected to gender and rights.

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Studying Inequality

Wealth in Indian society is distributed and achieved very uneven. This is one of the reasons why India fails to give equal opportunities to variety of social groups. It also raises the question which social groups are privileged and which groups are suppressed.

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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.