African Feminist Standpoint Issue #3: Breathe In!

African Feminist Standpoint Issue #3: Breathe In!

Welcome to Issue 3 of the African Feminist Standpoint! Wellness! Care! Community! Healing! All poignant, urgent and necessary for us, for movement building, for liberation, for freedom. For a long time feminist activists have been doing critical and groundbreaking work around how we think about and practice wellness in a way that nurtures and does…

Statement: Contemporary Forms Of Slavery

Statement: Contemporary Forms of Slavery

Thank You Madam President, Action Canada makes this statement on behalf of the Sexual Rights Initiative and the Coalition of African Lesbians. Contemporary forms of slavery, as a concept and a reality, is steeped in the history of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade that continues to get treated as a thing…

RALF Newsletter: September 2020

RALF Newsletter: September 2020

Advocacy @ CAL In the beginning of this year CAL welcomed an Advocacy manager to our team. Fadzai has a long history with CAL and was a part of the team that organised at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' rights and eventually secured CAL observer status in 2016…


14May 20
Vacancy: Media And Communications Officer

Vacancy: Media and Communications Officer

About the Coalition of African Lesbians CAL works to transform Africa into a place where all lesbians, bisexual women and transdiverse people can enjoy and access the full range of human rights, secure in the knowledge that we are recognized as full citizens, with rich and diverse cultures, and a…

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30Apr 20
Statement- South African UPR Report

Statement- South African UPR report

Thank you, Mr. President. Action Canada makes this statement in collaboration with the Sexual Rights Initiative.  Of the 243 recommendations made by member states to South Africa many echo the recommendations made in the previous cycle, having been pointed out by civil society. These relate to a set of commonly…

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30Apr 20
Universal Periodic Review Of Lesotho: Shadow Report

Universal Periodic Review of Lesotho: Shadow Report

This joint submission was written by The Collective of Lesotho comprising representatives of civil society organisations including Rainbow Alliance of Lesotho, Masters of Healing Foundations and Independent Activists with technical support from the Coalition of African Lesbians and Sexual Rights Initiative. The report focuses on the lived experiences of lesbian,…

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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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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.

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