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.
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.
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.
Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently
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.
Supporting small-scale farmers in dealing with various challenges such as climate change, free trade and industrialisation.
We provide critical analysis of social transformations in South Asia and promote the discussion of progressive aims and ideas.
Together with activists and scholars we support workers in their struggle for rights – especially those in the informal sector.
RLS regularly publishes interesting reports, political analyses and interviews on current and relevant topics from the region.