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Causes: International, Promotion of International Understanding

Mission: Transafrica forum serves as a major research, educational and organizing instruction for the african-american community offering constructive analysis of issues concerning u. S. Policy as it affects africa, the caribbean, and latin america.

Programs: Public outreach: in partnership with wpfw, a public radio station, transafrica forum produces a weekly show, africa now. Each week, this forum allows the organization to share news analysis, current events, and to focus on the complex issues facing the african continent, latin america, and the caribbean. The cabral/truth circle is a combination of a film festival and book club.

latin america/caribbean: transafrica's work on latin american/caribbean policy in 2010 was very focused on haiti following the january 2010 earthquake. Transafrica sent delegations to haiti to interview survivors of gender based violence in the idp camps, and to work with civil society organizations on the ground in port-au-prince and other haitian cities. Transafrica forum analyzed us policy toward venezuela and colombia, and developed forums for dialogue to support the afro-venezuelan and afro-colombian civil society movements.

africa policy: transafrica leverages resources and relationship building work to target specific countries in which it has civil society partners on the ground. Transafrica forum is working with our civil society allies across the african world to apmplify their voices in the international policy arena. Our work highlights the impacts of u. S. Foreign policy with a primary focus on advocacy and education. In 2010, transafrica did a significant amount of research and advocacy around laws being introduced in uganda which are meant to criminalize homosexuality. Additional areas of policy research were centered on elections on the african continent and violence against women and children in conflict areas such as the democratic republic of congo.

the organization maintains a library containing over 6,000 volumes with emphasis on authors of african descent. Costs associated with the library were $44,333 for 2010. The organization also conducts human rights research. Costs associated with such research were $43,605 for 2009.

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