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


19Jun 18
CAL At The 38th Human Rights Council

CAL at the 38th Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council (HRC) is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights…

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25May 18
Africa Liberation Day 2018: Do You Know Your Charter?

Africa Liberation Day 2018: Do you know your Charter?

This May 25th, on Africa Liberation Day, tell us what the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights means to you! On this Africa Liberation Day, the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) invites you to join us in reflecting on the importance of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’…

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02May 18
CAL Statement On The Human Rights Situation In Africa (Item 5) To The 62nd Ordinary Session Of The African Commission On Human And Peoples’ Rights

CAL Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Africa (Item 5) to the 62nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

[Le français suit ci-dessous] Madame Chairperson, Honorable Commissioners, I make this statement on behalf of the Coalition of African Lesbians. According to the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, the situation of “women human rights defenders can be particularly precarious because of stereotypes”. She asserted that women…

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