JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. The signatories of this statement are deeply concerned about the recent attacks on the independence of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and the dire implication this has for human rights on the continent. In the thirty years since its establishment, the ACHPR has…
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.
[la version française suit ci-dessous] JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. The Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) is deeply disappointed by the recent decision of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) to withdraw CAL’s observer status, bowing to the pressure of the Executive Council of the African Union, and its…
The Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) through our membership and partnership with the Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) is participating in the second session of the Human Rights Council of 2018 (HRC38) taking place from 18 June to 6 July. Today, on 28 June, Caroline Tagny, representing CAL, presented a statement drafted…
The Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) through our membership and partnership with the Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) is participating in the second session of the Human Rights Council of 2018 (HRC38) taking place from 18 June to 6 July. On Friday 22 June, the SRI collective, including CAL, signed onto the…
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And call on all actors to recognise the importance of the voice and presence of all WHRDs in national, regional and… https://t.co/SzKIqassVv
We are pleased with the recognition of these attacks by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of WHRDs in its latest report
As we highlighted in a joint statement at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council, we still observe with alarm… https://t.co/DiKbOnjPYe