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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.

Autonomy Project BotswanaCAL Secretariat 2017

LATEST NEWS

30Sep 14
THE UNHRC VOTES YES! FOR SOGI: African Civil Society Celebrates The Continued Recognition Of Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity At The United Nations Human Rights Council

THE UNHRC VOTES YES! FOR SOGI: African civil society celebrates the continued recognition of sexual orientation and gender identity at the United Nations Human Rights Council

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”…

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13Jun 14
African Civil Society Organisations Demand A Date For The Regional Seminar On Ending Violence Based On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity And Expression

African Civil Society Organisations demand a date for the regional Seminar on Ending Violence based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13 June 2014 Johannesburg – South Africa African civil society organisations have demanded that Honourable Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of   International Relations and Cooperation in South Africa, sets a date for the Regional Seminar on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression in Africa. This follows…

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27May 14
African Civil Society Organisations Commend The African Commission’s Resolution Condemning Violence And Other Human Rights Violations Based On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity (SOGI)

African Civil Society Organisations commend the African Commission’s Resolution condemning violence and other Human Rights violations based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)

African civil society organisations and human rights defenders working to advance human and peoples’ rights in Africa welcome the adoption of a ‘Resolution on .’ The Resolution was adopted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in the most recent session held in Luanda, Angola, May 2014. This…

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