African Feminist Standpoint Issue #3: Breathe In!

African Feminist Standpoint Issue #3: Breathe In!

Welcome to Issue 3 of the African Feminist Standpoint! Wellness! Care! Community! Healing! All poignant, urgent and necessary for us, for movement building, for liberation, for freedom. For a long time feminist activists have been doing critical and groundbreaking work around how we think about and practice wellness in a way that nurtures and does…

Statement: Contemporary Forms Of Slavery

Statement: Contemporary Forms of Slavery

Thank You Madam President, Action Canada makes this statement on behalf of the Sexual Rights Initiative and the Coalition of African Lesbians. Contemporary forms of slavery, as a concept and a reality, is steeped in the history of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade that continues to get treated as a thing…

RALF Newsletter: September 2020

RALF Newsletter: September 2020

Advocacy @ CAL In the beginning of this year CAL welcomed an Advocacy manager to our team. Fadzai has a long history with CAL and was a part of the team that organised at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' rights and eventually secured CAL observer status in 2016…


06Aug 20
Statement: Racial Equality In The Context Of Information Technologies

Statement: Racial Equality in the context of information technologies

Item 9: Interactive Dialogue with SR on Racism Racial Equality in the context of information technologies.  15 July 2020 Thank You Madam President, Action Canada makes this statement on behalf of the Sexual Rights Initiative and the Coalition of African Lesbians. We welcome the report of the Special Rapporteur on…

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31Jul 20
RALF Newsletter: July 2020

RALF Newsletter: July 2020

Feminist Research In this edition of the newsletter we continue our reflections and sharing of the different workstreams at CAL. This month we spend some time with the Research and Knowledge Management Team . The research team takes us through their work in the last year focusing on the Autonomy Project and…

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30Jul 20
Masakhane Project: What Works

Masakhane Project: What Works

The Masakhane project is a project of the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) and is supported by Lesben - und Schwulenverband in Deutschland (LSVD) and filia, die frauenstiftun. The project’s focus is to further lesbian, bisexual and queer (LBQ) women’s leadership and strengthen the capabilities of CAL members and partners…

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26Jun 20


The Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) seeks expressions of interest from suitable candidates to undertake the research and writing of a feminist wellbeing report from 14th July 2020 to 14th August 2020. The Consultancy may be awarded to an individual or a team of consultants either in an organisation or…

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14May 20
Appel à Candidatures : Agente Média Et Communications

Appel à candidatures : Agente Média et Communications

Coalition of African Lesbians À propos de la Coalition of African Lesbians CAL travaille afin de transformer l’Afrique en un endroit où les femmes lesbiennes et  bisexuelles et les personnes transdiverses peuvent jouir et accéder à la gamme complète de leur droits humains, en sachant que nous sommes reconnues en…

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About us

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.

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