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


25Oct 18
Coalition Of African Lesbians (CAL) Statement On The Human Rights Situation In Africa (Item 3) To The 63rd Ordinary Session Of The African Commission On Human And Peoples’ Rights

Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Africa (Item 3) to the 63rd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

25 October 2018 Madame Chairperson, Commissioners, POWA makes this statement on behalf of the Coalition of African Lesbians. At the 61st Ordinary Session of the ACHPR, CAL made reference to the specific rights violations and protection gaps experienced by women human rights defenders. CAL cited the groundbreaking report of the…

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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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