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


17Feb 16
Announcement: Civil Society Pre-Conference To The African Regional Seminar On Addressing Violence And Discrimination Against Persons Based On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity And Expression (SOGIE)

Announcement: Civil Society Pre-Conference to the African Regional Seminar on Addressing Violence and Discrimination against persons based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE)

17 February 2016 For Immediate Release The Collective for Advocacy on Sexual Rights in Africa (CASRA), comprised of African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR), the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL), Heartland Alliance and the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA), in collaboration with Pan Africa ILGA, will host a conference for regional civil…

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04Aug 15
The Coalition Of African Lesbians Is Moving!

The Coalition of African Lesbians is Moving!

Dear members, partners and feminist friends, This is to inform you that the offices of the Coalition of African Lesbians is moving to a new location, still in Johannesburg, which will be shared once we have settled in. We will no longer be located at Forum II, Old Historical Building at the…

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29Jun 15
Vacancies At The Coalition Of African Lesbians: Deadline 12 July, 2015

Vacancies at the Coalition of African Lesbians: Deadline 12 July, 2015

The Secretariat of Coalition of African Lesbians continues to grow, including in numbers of staff! We are concluding our recruitment process for Phase I which entailed senior staff: Operations Manager; Learning and Development Manager and Advocacy Manager. As part of the PHASE II of the Recruitment Project at the Coalition…

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