|On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of activist Rosa Luxemburg, the brand new Geneva office of the foundation named after her, the Rosa-Luxemburg Stiftung, invites you to discover its activities.
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is a progressive, non-profit international organization that carries out civic education work for democratic and social rights. The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is based in Germany and financed entirely from public funds. There are now 28 offices around the world.
In Geneva, we work on issues of UN institutions, social rights, socio-ecological transformation and international trade union policy in cooperation with progressive institutions, universities, trade unions and social movements.
“Like our office in New York, we aim to serves as a liaison office between the United Nations in Geneva and other Geneva-based international organisations and partners from the Global South, as we believe that international solidarity is key to a socio-ecological transformation and the implementation of social rights on a global scale. And a revitalised UN could play a decisive role in this transformation,” says Eva Wuchold, Programme Director for the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Geneva office.
In 2021, we will launch a major programme on the democratisation of international health policy, closely monitoring issues around the World Health Organisation. We will produce studies, publications and multimedia tools on modern slavery and the right to social protection, but also on the right to food and other social rights. We will continue our work on stateless people (see our Atlas on the Stateless published in December 2020). We will support partners fighting for the binding treaty on transnational corporations discussed in the Human Rights Council.
- On 20 February, World Day of Social Justice, we publicly launched our new website www.rosalux-geneva.org. It will be regularly enriched with analyses produced by various experts, researchers and representatives of social movements, as well as multimedia tools on international issues that concern us.
- Few people know that Rosa Luxemburg spent about ten years in Switzerland, in Zurich, to complete her studies in splendour. On the occasion of her 150th birthday, we have produced a short animated film about Rosa Luxemburg’s life in Switzerland. It will be released on March 5.
- Starting with the International Women’s Rights Day on 8 March, we will publish a series of articles dedicated to women who fought for their rights in Switzerland. Each portrait has been proposed and written by a Swiss academic, activist and/or cultural worker.