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


20Jun 18
CAL@HRC38:Statement On Freedom Of Expression (FoE)

CAL@HRC38:Statement on Freedom of Expression (FoE)

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. Earlier today the SRI collective, with delegate representation from CAL, drafted…

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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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