The Labour Education Foundation (LEF) was established in 1993 as a non-governmental organization. The initiative was led by a few renowned trade union leaders, human rights and gender rights activists. Their aim was to organize, capacitate and advocate for workers rights and provide informed input to trade unions and various civil society organizations for the promotion of workers rights. We have been supporting formal and informal sector workers to organize themselves, develop their knowledge, claim their rights and transform unequal power relations.
We aim at conscious, informed and gender sensitized workers, women and youth groups challenging the existing situation as part of the movements for ensuring gender equality, promoting constitutional, legal and labour rights, eradicating poverty, violence and working for a democratic society. We help linking issues with health, the environment and humanitarian disasters; linking peace, gender equality and development with human rights; emphasizing on networking with other initiatives and movements.