The issues facing the African world are diverse and complex. TransAfrica is dedicated to providing thoughtful and informed analysis that reﬂects the conditions and the needs of the people on the ground. As such, TransAfrica does not work on every issue or in every country, but rather focuses our work on issues that cut across countries and regions throughout the African world.
TransAfrica focuses on ﬁve strategic priorities
- Urgent Response
- Educating Afro-Descendants in the U.S.
- We are the Source - Women’s Campaign
- Economic Justice
- Bridging the Disconnect
TransAfrica responds immediately to urgent issues in the African world.
We connect directly with communities while assisting and supporting key partners. TransAfrica works with a Scholars’ Council, a prestigious group of academics with regional expertise in Africa and all the corners of the Diaspora, in order to provide reliable information and stories of the real-life experiences and struggles happening throughout the world. TransAfrica also provides you with the information you need to express your values through advocacy and action so that, together, we can respond quickly.
TransAfrica educates Afro-descendants in the U.S. about their civic and political rights and how to advocate and protect their rights.
From the basics of American democracy and how to make sure your local and national representatives hear your voice, to the intricacies of the immigration process, TransAfrica offers the training and popular education most needed in communities of Africans and African descendants in the U.S.
TransAfrica works to end sexual violence and trafﬁcking of vulnerable women and children in Haiti and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
TransAfrica uses on-the-ground partnerships with women’s grassroots groups, and a broad coalition of organizations and international agencies, to strengthen women’s capacity to protect themselves in conﬂict areas. TransAfrica also challenges the political and economic structures that keep women and children vulnerable to attacks and kidnapping. Through personal connections and the stories of women in their own words, TransAfrica is building grassroots support for the U.S. to ratify the Convention to End Discrimination Against Women or CEDAW. The Convention is a powerful international instrument already signed and ratiﬁed by 186 countries, from Tanzania and Morocco to the United Kingdom and Venezuela. The ratiﬁcation of CEDAW by the U.S. would provide additional protection, support and security for women impacted by U.S. policies both here and abroad.
TransAfrica works to ensure that U.S. economic and humanitarian aid policies support people’s fundamental human rights, including having a safe job that pays enough to survive and thrive.
TransAfrica connects African Americans with people in Colombia and Haiti through education that highlights the link between economic policies that violate the rights of families in the U.S and other countries, too.
TransAfrica bridges the disconnect between African Americans and Africans on the continent, in Latin America and the Caribbean.
We believe that building an informed community through education and authentic relationships will lead to creative space and substantive dialogue that can spur global change. The connections between people of African descent form a powerful political movement that will overturn systems of oppression and greed. The shared heritage of the African and TransAfrican people can translate into our unity today.