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Pride: Imagining Community

Pride: Imagining Community

Many credit the Stonewall Riots, which took place from 28 June - 3 July 1969 as the beginning of the LGBTI movement’s public fight to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The first Pride Marches were held in the United States cities of Los Angeles, New York and Chicago…

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29Apr 20
Universal Periodic Review Of Nigeria: Shadow Report

Universal Periodic Review of Nigeria: Shadow Report

This report was prepared by Women Action for Gender Equality based on data collated through its organizational activities which enabled it to track government policies as they developed, legislation as they were enacted, human rights violations as they occurred either by direct interview of the victims, media tracking/watch, discussions held…

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29Apr 20
Universal Periodic Review Outcomes: Botswana Statement

Universal Periodic Review Outcomes: Botswana Statement

Thank you, Mr. President. Action Canada for Population and Development makes this statement on behalf of The Botswana Group for Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women, the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) and the Sexual Rights Initiative.   We are encouraged by Botswana’s invitation to the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders…

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29Apr 20
Universal Periodic Review Outcomes: Zimbabwe Statement

Universal Periodic Review Outcomes: Zimbabwe Statement

Mr. President, Action Canada makes this statement in collaboration with the Sexual Rights Initiative and Katswe Sistahood.  We welcome Zimbabwe’s decision to accept recommendations to align its domestic legislation with the human rights treaties it has ratified and to align its legislation with the 2013 constitution. We also welcome Zimbabwe’s…

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29Apr 20
Universal Periodic Review Outcomes: Uganda Statement

Universal Periodic Review Outcomes: Uganda Statement

Mr. President, Action Canada makes this statement in collaboration with the Sexual Rights Initiative and Isis-WICCE.  We welcome Uganda’s acceptance of recommendations to align its domestic legislation with the human rights treaties it has ratified, on addressing violence and discrimination against women, including female genital mutilation, and its commitment to…

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29Apr 20
Statement On Nigeria’s Adoption Of The 31st UPR Recommendations

Statement on Nigeria’s Adoption of the 31st UPR Recommendations

Thank you Mr President, the Federation for Family Planning makes this statement on behalf of the Equality Triangle Initiative. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to make a statement on the adoption of the recommendations proposed to Nigeria at the 31st UPR Session in November 2018. We thank the…

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About us

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

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