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


25Jul 19
HRC 41 In Review

HRC 41 In Review

From the 24 June to 12 July  2019, CAL participated in the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) through its membership of the Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI). CAL had a delegation of 2 staff members who were able to attend the entire session.   Through our membership…

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23Jul 19
HRC41 – End Of Session Statement

HRC41 – End of Session Statement

Critical Gains Despite Backlash The undersigned organizations applaud the Human Rights Council for upholding the strongest standards of women’s and girls’ rights through the adoption of resolutions on violence against women and girls (VAWG), discrimination against women and girls (DAWG), and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). Despite concerted opposition…

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22Jul 19
Statement On Item 8 General Debate: Women And Sports

Statement on item 8 General Debate: Women and Sports

Thank you, President.  Action Canada makes this statement on behalf of the Sexual Rights Initiative. Through the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, States explicitly agreed to prioritize the realization of all women’s human rights, yet we see that States evade their obligations when it comes to dealing with the…

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