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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

20Sep 18
HRC39: Cameroon UPR Statement

HRC39: Cameroon UPR statement

[La version française suit ci-dessous] Thank you Mr. President, Action Canada makes this statement on behalf of the Sexual Rights Initiative, the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) and the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL). Despite accepting recommendations meant to improve the lives of women and marginalised people during the second…

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13Sep 18
HRC39: Statement On The Right To Development

HRC39: Statement on the Right to Development

[la version française suit ci-dessous] CAL, in collaboration with its partners of the Sexual Rights Initiative presented a statement on the right to development at the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council. In line with our KP Reach program we highlighted issues related to access to health and…

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11Sep 18
CAL At 39th Human Rights Council

CAL at 39th 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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