Programs

Program

Conflict and post conflict

The Beirut office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation works, among others, on the countries of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Wars, conflicts and violence have affected all of these countries for decades and continue to do so today. In our program we deal with different forms of structural violence and resistance against it. How do post-civil war countries deal with their past and what can we deduce from this for the current situation? What forms of social resistance and socio-cultural engagement can there be in the midst of wars, how can we support them? These are some of the questions we are addressing in our program.
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Migration and Forced Migration

Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq have been countries with diverse migration movements for decades. One of our thematic programs is therefore a broad engagement with the topic of migration. We mainly focus on the access of migrants, refugees, and stateless people to social and human rights, as well as the challenges faced by these groups due to their denial of these rights. We also look at the self-organization of migrants and refugees in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq and support different forms of grass root activism.
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Political Economy and Food Sovereignty

With our program, we aim to break down the complex economic and political relations that have caused the economic collapse in our countries while also discussing just policies and alternative economies. A main area of relevance is supporting measures of food sovereignty, to promote social justice and a  fairer distribution of wealth and resources.
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Feminist Politics

Feminist and queer movements in Lebanon & the larger SWANA region have historically been one of the main drivers towards social change and intersectional equality. The lives behind these movements have committed themselves to addressing and politicizing so-called “social” issues including domestic violence, women’s right to pass on nationality, and queer rights in the face of discriminatory civil laws and policies governing the existence of women and marginalized identities by the Lebanese sectarian system. Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung aims to support grassroots and community-led alternative groups, collectives and initiatives that work towards an intersectional and inclusive reorganization of society.