What is CAL?
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 of African Lesbians builds with others a feminist future where social justice prevails and where we as Africans live in dignity and freedom and work in solidarity with our friends all over the world to create transformatory change.
What is StandPoint Magazine?
The African Feminist Standpoint (AFS) is a curated digital space for Radical African Lesbian Feminist (RALF) thought, words and artistic expression and is a product of the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL).
The AFS space aims to be a hub of information and expression, thoughts and ideas by and for African feminists. It features written, audio and visual expressions of what Radical African feminism is, in the voice of African feminists and the diversity of African feminisms.
How can you contribute?
If you have material that contributes to discourse, analysis and general knowledge production in the areas of feminism, sexual rights, women’s rights and gender we would love to feature you on African Feminist Standpoint .
Short stories, personal accounts, poetry, analysis pieces, promotion of research produced by CAL or its partners, or in line with the themes of the magazine, interviews, videos, visual art and podcasts are all welcome.
African Feminist Standpoint is a space for experimentation and learning and the media team at CAL is happy to work with contributors one on one to develop content.
Issue #1 Radical. African. Lesbian. Feminist. Organising.
Submit your ideas!
Send us a short paragraph telling us what kind of content you would like to submit: with a short description of the theme and the angle you would like to approach in your piece. Content in other languages than english are welcome.
Here are a few questions we would like to explore in this first issue:
- How do we organise ourselves and our movements? What are the new and interesting ways we could undertake to make our activism more effective?
- What are the main debates currently within our movements? How can we examine these debates with RALF lenses?
- What is the relationship between our movements and the broader feminist movements? What kind of critiques or insight can we bring to women’s movements on the continent and internationally?
- How do we, as activists, personally and individually live our feminisms?
Send us your ideas no later than January 31, 2019 at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more info on African Feminist Standpoint and how to be featured on the platform please contact Caroline and Amanda at email@example.com
‘We have a wealth of knowledge that we must make public to claim our space about our existence, our sexualities, our genders, our livelihoods and our being’ – Fikile Vilakazi