CAL Director, Dawn Cavanagh, shared some thoughts with AWID [Association for Women’s Rights in Development] FRIDAY FILE about the process, and substance behind the recent passing of the follow up Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity at 27th Session of the United Nation’s Human Right Council. This interview was first published on…
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.
The Coalition of African Lesbians [CAL], African Men for Sexual Health and Rights [AMSHeR], and organisations signed to the Demand Accountability Campaign* called on the South African Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Maite Nkoana to vote yes in the upcoming resolution on Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity [Res.…
For Immediate release 30 September 2014 African Men for Sexual Health and Rights [AMSHeR], the Coalition of African Lesbians [CAL], and the Demand Accountability SA Campaign* recognises and celebrates the adoption of a resolution, led by Chile, Uruguay, Columbia and Brazil – on “Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity”…
By Liesl Louw-Vaudran for the Mail & Guardian. 8 August 2014 Rights groups are putting pressure on SA to hold an Africa-wide seminar on discrimination and violence that has been postponed several times. The department of international relations and co-operation says it still plans to host an Africa-wide seminar on…
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