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


02May 18
CAL Statement On The Human Rights Situation In Africa (Item 5) To The 62nd Ordinary Session Of The African Commission On Human And Peoples’ Rights

CAL Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Africa (Item 5) to the 62nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

[Le français suit ci-dessous] Madame Chairperson, Honorable Commissioners, I make this statement on behalf of the Coalition of African Lesbians. According to the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, the situation of “women human rights defenders can be particularly precarious because of stereotypes”. She asserted that women…

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12Apr 18

CAL Announces New Board Members

The Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new independent board members in accordance with the Constitution of CAL as amended by General Assembly 2015. The new members will serve alongside the three existing Executive Committee (EC) members under the authority of sections H.4…

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19Mar 18
Statements Delivered By The CAL At The 37th Human Rights Council Session 

Statements delivered by the CAL at the 37th Human Rights Council Session 

The Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL), through its membership with the Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI), today delivered two statements in response to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) reports of Benin and Zambia. The CAL delegation attending the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC), brought to the attention of…

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