Coalition of African Lesbians

The Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) is a network of organisations committed to African lesbian equality and visibility. We work to transform Africa into a place where all lesbians enjoy the full range of human rights, secure in the knowledge that we are recognised as full citizens, with rich and diverse cultures, and a significant and respected presence in all spheres of life, through personal and organisational growth. Our work is shaped by an African radical feminist understanding, informed by research, and strengthened by the claiming of social and economic power.

Aims and Objectives

The Principle objectives of CAL are:-

To advocate and lobby for the political sexual, cultural and economic rights of African lesbians by engaging strategically with African and international structures and allies.
To eradicate stigma and discrimination against lesbians in Africa.
To build and strengthen our voices and visibility through research, media and literature as well as participating in local and international forums.
To build capacity of African lesbians and our organizations to use African radical feminist analysis in all spheres of life.

To build a strong and sustainable lesbian coalition supporting the development of national organizations working on lesbian issues in across Africa.

To support the work of member organizations in all the foregoing areas, including facilitation of personal growth of African lesbians and capacity building within the organization.


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1 Hood Avenue/148 Jan Smuts; Rosebank, GP 2196; South Africa
E 28° 2.1600000000001" S -26° 8.7420000000001"
Telephone: +27 (0)11 587 5000
FAX: +27 (0)11 587 5099

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