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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Empowering Migrant Workers

Poverty forces millions of Indians to migrate from rural areas into cities. They hope for a better life, but find mostly jobs under precarious conditions. Our partners support migrants in asserting their rights.

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Rural Societies in Change

In the era of globalisation, liberalisation and climate change, there have been important transformations in agricultural and rural development policy, especially in so called less-developed countries.

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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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Latest Projects

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