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Rosa Luxemburg at 150

Revisiting Her Radical Life and Legacy

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IS IT FAIR?

Documentary film project of Cambodian garment industry

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The most revolutionary thing one can do is always to proclaim loudly what is happening.

Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung

Fighting for a Fair Society

The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is one of the six major political foundations in the Federal Republic of Germany, tasked primarily with conducting political education for progressive social development both at home and abroad. The Stiftung is closely linked to the German Left Party, Die Linke. Since its founding in 1990, the Stiftung’s work has adhered to the legacy of its namesake, German socialist leader Rosa Luxemburg, and seeks to represent critical thinking and democratic socialism with an unwavering internationalist focus.

The Hanoi office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Southeast Asia embraces a mission of supporting the transformation of countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar into participatory, socially just, and ecologically sustainable societies. The RLS SEA Regional Representative Office in Hanoi opened its doors in April 2009 and currently cooperates with around 15 partner organizations, including academic institutions, universities, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, government institutions, and parliaments.

Our mission in Southeast Asia

Social Justice

Global economic growth is accompanied by a widening income gap and increasing social inequality. We support our partners working against this development.

Social­-Ecological Trans­formation

We foster spaces to discuss alternative development models and promote ideas for a socially just and ecological transformation.

Inter­national Dialogue

We believe in a multilateral problem-solving approach and support our partners to participate in regional and international forums.

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Publications

This section features our most recent as well as older publications addressing relevant and pressing issues in the Mekong Delta.

Our motto is

“(S)he who writes, remains”.

Must read

Laborers’ Plight - Cambodia: Stories of the Ordinary Labor 2020

In our collaborative program with Cambodian Center for Independent Media, we illustrate incidents and problems encountered by the workers, by having them speak up for their own. The authority and employers are also interviewed for their sides of the stories, and their responses accordingly.

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𝗘𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗼𝘀𝗮 - 𝗥𝗼𝘀𝗮 𝗟𝘂𝘅𝗲𝗺𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗴 O͙f͙f͙i͙c͙i͙a͙l͙ ͙T͙r͙a͙i͙l͙e͙r͙ ͙ 🌹In the flower garden of mankind, there’re those as tender as a cherry, and those as strong as a stone lotus. Beautiful they are, but could be blown away with a touch. Hard as they are, but little attention would they gain. Only the crimson roses, shining between the world and thorny in the face of hurdles, can persistently stay. Stay so as not to be subdued without fighting. Stay so as not to die meaninglessly. And because of that ideal, millions of other roses will rise. 👉This March, RLS SEA proudly introduces: Eternal Rosa - Rosa Luxemburg ------- ▶️ More information about Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Southeast Asia, Hanoi office: Website: https://rosaluxhanoi.org/en/​​​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosaluxhanoi​​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RosaluxHanoi​​​

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“𝗪𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀, 𝗶𝗳 𝘄𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻” – Rosa Luxemburg - 📌For more information about the work of Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung visit: www.rosalux.de/en & www.RosaluxHanoi.org - 📲FB:facebook.com/RosaluxHanoi | Twitter: twitter.com/RosaluxHanoi I TikTok: @rosaluxhanoi #Happy #quotes #rosaluxemburgstiftung #rls #rosalux #rlssea #rosaluxhanoi #socialism #revolution #class #democracy #democrat #internationalism#internationalsolidarity #Rosaluxemburgo #marx #marxism #socialism #revolution #communist #rosaluxemburg #rosalux150

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👉According to research reports from INGO and government organizations, Vietnam state budget and resources have not been adequate in meeting the needs of social care for vulnerable people. Many official documents from the government call for contributions from all stakeholders in this area of “socializing social assistance”. In fact, for the past decades, many individual charities, philanthropists, religious groups, self-help groups… have supported vulnerable people, filling this gap of social assistance. 👉These organizations mostly rely on funding from individual philanthropists or corporate funds. These funding practices are mostly trust-based and flexible, i.e. the sponsors do not require detailed plans or reports from the beneficiary organizations, including finance plans and reports. On the one hand, this flexibility is an advantage for these organizations because they often lack human resources and can focus more on servicing their beneficiaries. On the other hand, this leads to a reality that most welfare organizations lack a professional system of management, particularly finance management and auditing. Consequently, these organizations meet difficulties accessing a more varied funding sources such as international charity funds or INGOs or other individual philanthropists or corporate who they have not had long-term relationships with before. Therefore, they become more vulnerable to economic downturns when their regular sponsorship is affected, when individual philanthropists and corporate charity fund cut their spending for charity. The Covid-19 pandemic is one such vulnerable time. 👉Additionally, the lack of capacity in management and planning in these organizations also limits them in developing further capacity in supporting beneficiaries, such as capacity in psychological and mental health care, volunteer management and resources mobilization, technical platforms for management, online working and fund-raising, etc. These factors, in turn, worsen their financial and operational vulnerability. ---- 🔗Read the research report: https://rosaluxhanoi.org/.../publication_details/480.html 📲Visit: https://rosaluxhanoi.org/en/publications.html