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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.

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31Jan 19
Masakhane 2017 Achievements, Lessons & Learning

Masakhane 2017 Achievements, Lessons & Learning

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…

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29Oct 18
AIDS And Rights Alliance For Southern Africa (ARASA) Statement At The 63rd Ordinary Session Of The African Commission On Human And Peoples’ Rights

AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) Statement at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

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…

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25Oct 18
Coalition Of African Lesbians (CAL) Statement On The Human Rights Situation In Africa (Item 3) To The 63rd Ordinary Session Of The African Commission On Human And Peoples’ Rights

Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Africa (Item 3) to the 63rd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

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…

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