The 61st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) will be held in the Republic of The Gambia, the seat of the Commission, from 1 - 15 November 2017, with the NGO Forum taking place from 28 - 30 October 2017. This Commission will…
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.
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…
(French follows). JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. The Coalition of African Lesbians is deeply disappointed by the recent decision of the African Court on an advisory opinion brought by CAL and the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) in November 2015. The Court found that CAL and the Centre for Human Rights, the…
On this Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, The Coalition of African Lesbians calls on African States, leaders, influencers of policy and legislation, as well as gatekeepers of culture and tradition to consider the realities at hand. The silence, stigma and taboo associated with procuring…
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