“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights […]. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms […], without distinction of any kind […].” – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Articles 1 and 2
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung stands firmly within the tradition of women´s movements. That's why, 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 the region.
We engage in short-term collaborations to achieve actions through partnerships and alliances. We lay emphasis on supporting local, regional and global networks and platforms, that are rights-based and inclusive. Our approach includes identifying opportunities to engage with and support projects connected to gender and rights.
We approach gender justice related topics through the effective use of workshops, seminars, research and academic writing. We also actively invest in innovative learning methodologies and experimental activities such as festivals or youth conclaves to diversify our outreach. Our gender justice component actively intersects with existing projects supported within the fields of labour, agriculture and social transformation. We value collaborations that take issues of access, inclusion, awareness building and advocacy further within our society.
The Centre for Women’s Development Studies (CWDS) was established in 1980 in the context of the first comprehensive government report on the status of women in India. CWDS conducts research and training programs for scholars, administrators and women. Additionally, it provides advisory to decision makers in order to develop, promote and disseminate knowledge about women’s roles in society and possibilities to strengthen their position and amplify their voices.
The Delhi-based Breakthrough Trust works to make violence and discrimination against women and girls unacceptable by transforming the underlying cultural norms that perpetuate these practices. Breakthrough is building a critical mass of change agents worldwide to deliver irreversible impact on the issues of our time. Breakthrough programs that reach youth, communities and institutions, inspiring and equipping them to build a world in which all people enjoy equal rights.
More partners will join us in the upcoming months ...