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


19Mar 18
CAL At The 37th Human Rights Council

CAL at the 37th 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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08Mar 18
#TimeIsNow : Let’s Claim Our Space!

#TimeIsNow : Let’s Claim our Space!

International Women’s Day 2018: A call to action The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Time is now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. The theme echoes that of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) where discussions will focus on “Challenges and opportunities in achieving…

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07Dec 17
Autonomy Project Videos (2017)

Autonomy Project Videos (2017)

The Autonomy Project is a four-year, multi-country feminist campaign which is led by women who are marginalised based on sexuality and gender. These include women living with HIV, women working on abortion, lesbian women, trans-diverse women, young women and sex workers. We work with transgender men’s groups in this work.…

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07Dec 17
Autonomy And Abortion Webinar Posters (2017)

Autonomy and Abortion Webinar Posters (2017)

Below are posters available for download and distribution that were produced as part of the Autonomy and Abortion Webinar: Demanding full control of our bodies and our lives on the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion.    

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