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Rosa Luxemburg at 150

The Eternal Rose: Rosa Luxemburg

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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”.

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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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𝗣𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗯𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗨𝘀𝗲: The Impacts on Small-Scale Farmers in the Romeas Haek, Romdoul, and Svay Chrum Districts of Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia The transition from subsistence farming to follow the global push for the Green Revolution and market-ori- ented agricultural production methods promised to alleviate poverty and reduce pressure on land and natural resources. This change in agricultural practices has taken place since the early 1980s when the Vietnamese came to Cambodia and brought with them the concept of the Green Revolution. The Green Revolution saw the arrival both of new rice varieties and more modern agricultural technology for Cambo- dian farmers. Currently, the large and medium-scale farmers are motivated to adopt high-tech mechanical tools and methods of cultivation. This study analyzed three significant aspects of small-scale farmers’ use of agrochemical inputs in their rice farming and other crop production methods. It documents the pressures of the green-revolution-in- spired innovations of agricultural production methods and small-scale farmers’ shift toward agrochemical inputs. This trend was vital to increase yields but ignored the severe impacts that agrochemical inputs have on human health, the environment, biodiversity, and livelihoods. -- ℹ️Read the study: https://rosaluxhanoi.org/en/publications/publication_details/500.html

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𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁: 𝗙𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗲'𝘀 𝗘𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗼𝘆𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝗩𝗶𝗻𝗵 𝗣𝗵𝘂𝗰 This research aims to assess the current employment security of the female employees in Vinh Phuc's industrial zones through a number of affecting factors and make some policy-oriented implications to improve the employment security of the female laborers in this location. Scan to read full study

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𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲? seeks to showcase why and from where these feminist movements in Lebanon emerged and how they have grown over the course of the century. Certainly, a truly complete and comprehensive history of these movements is beyond the scope of one book. This is why the authors opted to tell the story of over a century of feminist activism through four fictional personal narratives. These are all based on extensive research carried out between 2010 and 2015, which included semi-guided interviews with feminist actors of different generations. Other sources, such as archival photographs, films, books, and articles regarding feminism(s) and social movements in Lebanon also informed the art and text, as did the experiences lived and witnessed by the authors of this book. Completed during a tumultuous period that included massive protests, an unprecedented—and continuing—economic collapse, a blast that shattered nearly half of Beirut, and a pandemic, the creation of Where to, Marie? was not without its many interruptions and challenges. Nevertheless, the writers and artists involved hope that this colourful and sometimes dark work will spark curiosity and passion about a movement that is intrinsically tied to the wider and ongoing struggles in Lebanon, the region, and the world. --- ℹ️Link in bio