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.

Autonomy Project BotswanaCAL Secretariat 2017


22Jul 19
Statement On Item 8 General Debate: Women And Sports

Statement on item 8 General Debate: Women and Sports

Thank you, President.  Action Canada makes this statement on behalf of the Sexual Rights Initiative. Through the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, States explicitly agreed to prioritize the realization of all women’s human rights, yet we see that States evade their obligations when it comes to dealing with the…

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18Jul 19
HRC41: Interactive Dialogue With The Special Rapporteur On Racism

HRC41: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Racism

[This statement was not delivered orally] Thank you, Mr. President. I make this statement on behalf of the Coalition of African Lesbians and the Sexual Rights Initiative. We welcome the Special Rapporteur’s report on Global Extractivism and Racial equality.  We would like to underscore the links drawn by the Special…

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