Focus: Society

Alternative Concepts, Dialogue and Change

Our work in this field is based on two pillars. We establish and support creative social spaces in which left progressive ideas and concepts can be discussed, developed and implemented. We are also engaged in enabling and strengthening gender equality. Together with our partners in South Asia, we organise workshops, seminars and academic summer schools.

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Rosa Luxemburg fought for solidarity, equality and freedom. RLS resists global capitalism and supports critical analysis, alternative opinions and inclusive dialogues within progressive forces in South Asia.

Pragya Khanna - Project Manager

Moreover, we facilitate dialogue between social and political activists in the region. We provide the means for a strong network of people involved in processes of social as well as ecological transformation. To strengthen exchange and dialogue between activists, intellectuals and political institutions in the Asian region, we are also working closely with our RLS colleagues in the Beijing, Hanoi, Manila and Almaty offices.

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Gender-justice has cross-sectoral dimensions. The ability to bring about lasting behavioral change is located in the empowerment of women, girls, men, boys, trans persons and others with accurate information, inclusive platforms and affirmative choices.

Neha Naqvi - Project Manager

Social justice and solidarity are key principles for our organisation. It is important to engage constructively with gender justice to ensure greater freedoms for all and support overall well-being. To transform gender power relations and norms, it is essential to empower every individual across the spectrum of gender identities and sexual orientation.

 

To learn more about our work on social transformations, take a look at the projects listed below or check out our Archive.

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CENTRE FOR POLICY RESEARCH | Centre of Policy Research (CPR) and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung strive to create insight into the complex workings of Indian politics.

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WORLD COMICS INDIA | Despite India’s rapid economic development, nomadic communities and here especially women, remain very vulnerable. The project is highlighting the problems faced by girls and women in a creative way.

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MAHANIRBAN CALCUTTA RESEARCH GROUP | In the past decades an increasing number of people, especially in the global south, was forced to leave their places of origin. Armed conflicts, the search for better working and living conditions as well as the impacts of climate change have led to ceaseless population flows.

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INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR ETHNIC STUDIES | In Sri Lanka, as in other parts of the world, the school subject history is far from being adequate, inclusive or engaging to new generations of children. Our partner is examining the challenges of integrating women’s voices and the histories of minority voices into mainstream narratives.

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FOUNDATION FOR CRITICAL DISCOURSE | The project enables open dialogues among left intellectuals, academics, students and activists on contemporary issues of critical concern in the current sociopolitical environment of Nepal, bringing together political theory and praxis.

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LOOM | In order to generate an inclusive discourse about role ideas and lived realities, this project aims to reframe narratives of ethnically diverse and multi-generational individuals across the women’s movement in Nepal.

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INDIAN INSTITUTE FOR DALIT STUDIES | 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. Our research looks into the reasons.

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BREAKTHROUGH | From-Youth-for-Youth are spaces that enable young people to address experiences of gender-based and sexualised violence and that help create solutions and strategies to address these problems together.

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CENTRE FOR EQUITY STUDIES | Social background, religion and gender still determine strongly the chances and opportunities within Indian society. Belonging to a minority often comes along with social exclusion and injustice.

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As RLS stands firmly within the tradition of workers´ and women´s movements and RLS South Asia has developed a dedicated gender justice component. Our focus is to work towards gender equity within the context of India and across South Asia.

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EQUAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION | There are many organisations and programs that fight against gender discrimination by working with girls and women. We target adolescent boys and aims at raising them in a gender equitable way.

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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF DALIT STUDIES | Despite laws to protect marginalised groups in India, such as Muslims or Dalits (formally known as ‘Untouchables’), they still face widespread discrimination in India, especially with regard to economic status and their representation in the legislature.