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The Eternal Rose: Rosa Luxemburg

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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


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.



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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On the launching of the Viet Nam’s second National Child Labour Survey, ILO Vietnam Director Chang Hee Lee said: “Child labour tends to take place in informal household enterprises further down manufacturing and production supply chains, which makes it difficult to detect. Viet Nam’s increased participation in global trade compels Vietnamese businesses to ensure that their supply chains are free from child labour in order to compete on the global market.” 👉 Act now: End Child Labour! _________ Trong buổi công bố Điều tra Quốc gia về Lao động trẻ em lần thứ hai của Việt Nam, bà Chang Hee Lee - giám đốc ILO Việt Nam đã nói: "“Lao động Trẻ em thường tồn tại ở các hộ kinh doanh cá thể, không chính thức, thuộc các chuỗi cung ứng nên rất khó phát hiện. Việc Việt Nam tham gia ngày càng sâu rộng vào thương mại toàn cầu đòi hỏi các doanh nghiệp của Việt Nam phải đảm bảo các chuỗi cung ứng của mình không sử dụng Lao động trẻ em để hội nhập thị trường toàn cầu." 👉 Hãy hành động để chấm dứt tình trạng Lao động trẻ em!

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"R is for Rosa - The ideas of Rosa Luxemburg" is a four-part documentary series about her life and the ideology that has been passed on until today. Let's watch the first episode to know more about her idea, was it Reform or Revolution? Let us know your opinion on the comment section! 👉Link in bio

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Do you know about one-fifth of Cambodia's population works in the garment industry - often under precarious working conditions and unfair wages? The documentary film project «The Conscience of Clothing» by director Patrick Kohl and Rosa Luxemburg Foundation accompanies fashion blogger Willy Iffland and journalist Helen Fares to Cambodia, where they meet workers, factory owners and trade union activists who stand up for fair wages, freedom of opinion and assembly and safe working conditions. The film thus provides a broad and intimate insight into the local garment industry and discusses not only corporate due diligence in global supply chains, but also topics such as egoism and consumption in real life capitalism, intersectional feminism and sustainability. Watch the series of 8 episodes on FASHION. power. PEOPLE. Link in bio