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


28Sep 17
A Decade Of Activism On SOGIE And SRHR At The ACHPR

A Decade of Activism on SOGIE and SRHR at the ACHPR

A lot of work was done prior to 2008, mostly by women’s rights organisations to raise sexual orientation and gender identity and in particular the concerns of lesbians and bisexual women. 2008 CAL lodges its application for observer status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. October 2010…

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