Rice Production in Bangladesh
Bangladesh is the third largest rice producing country in the world after China and India. Despite extreme conditions such as COVID-19, cyclones (Amphan as well as Yaas) and frequent floods, the rice production in Bangladesh has increased to 37.8 million tonnes in 2021.
Research on Migration in South Asia
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 have led to ceaseless population flows.
Empowerment through Comics
Despite India’s rapid economic development and social progression, indigenous communities and here especially women, remain very vulnerable in terms of economic opportunity, political rights and societal acceptance.
Understanding Indian politics
There is a growing consensus that Indian politics are undergoing a fundamental political transformation leading to a change in political preferences. Our partner Centre for Policy Research strives to create insights into the complex structure.
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.