2017 marked a celebration of milestones by the Coalition of African Lesbian’s [CAL], in movement building, resulting from our work with national organisations in three Southern African countries: Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe, supporting them, both financially and technically, to learn together in order to effectively mobilise, organise themselves, and implement…
The Coalition of African Lesbians is a feminist, activist and Pan-Africanist network of 14 organisations in 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa committed to advancing freedom, justice and bodily autonomy for all women on the African continent and beyond.
The Coalition is committed to raising consciousness amongst and strengthening activism and leadership of lesbian women on sexuality and gender and its intersections with a wide range of lived realities.
We understand the place of Africa in the world and work in ways that affirm African agency and power to contribute to transformative change on the continent and in the world.
We believe in the power of collective action. We view ourselves as a part of social movements, including the women’s movements, the sexual and reproductive rights movements and the economic justice movement.
Madame Chair, Commissioners, AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) makes this statement in support of an autonomous group of Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women in Botswana and the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL). Recalling that Article 2 of the African Charter prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis…
25 October 2018 Madame Chairperson, Commissioners, POWA makes this statement on behalf of the Coalition of African Lesbians. At the 61st Ordinary Session of the ACHPR, CAL made reference to the specific rights violations and protection gaps experienced by women human rights defenders. CAL cited the groundbreaking report of the…
[la version française suit ci-dessous] A shorter version of this statement was presented at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council under item 8. I make this statement on behalf of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, the Coalition of African Lesbians, the Sexual Rights Initiative,…
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And call on all actors to recognise the importance of the voice and presence of all WHRDs in national, regional and… https://t.co/SzKIqassVv
We are pleased with the recognition of these attacks by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of WHRDs in its latest report
As we highlighted in a joint statement at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council, we still observe with alarm… https://t.co/DiKbOnjPYe