2013 Version of the Afri report on Famine Graveyards and Workhouses in Ireland is now available
As part of Afri’s work in promoting sustainable development we have adopted a policy of planting a native tree at each of Afri’s signature events, as well as upporting the development of a small, native woodland forest, near Laragh, in County Wicklow
The island of Ireland is one of the greenest places on the planet but global energy corporations want to put an end to this. Demand a fracking ban on the island of Ireland by signing and sharing Afri’s petition now.
In the storm of war currently being unleashed on Gaza human beings are being massacred. On this year’s Famine Walk, Afri carried the names of some of the victims, with an additional banner that states, ‘they all had names’. The same applies to war.
Willie Corduff speaking at Airing Erris 3 on Sunday 6th July with former UN Secretary General Denis Halliday (right). Photo: Brian Fitzpatrick
Gerry Conlon pictured with the family of Chelsea Manning and members of Afri at the public meeting in Trinity College in November 2013. Photo by Derek Speirs
Coni Ledesma (left) and Luis Jalandoni (right) from the Philippines unveil a Famine Memorial on the grounds of Delphi Lodge during the 2014 Famine Walk. Photo: Rob Fairmichael
At the Irish Launch of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots: (From left to right): Fiona Crowley (Amnesty Ireland), Tony D’Costa (Pax Christi), Iain Atack (ISE), Professor Noel Sharkey, Joe Murray, Lisa Patten (Afri). Photo: Dave Donnellan
Desmond Tutu recently called for a comprehensive independent inquiry into the policing of the Corrib Gas Project. This call was also supported by Denis Halliday, Ed Vulliamy and others. Photo: Derek Speirs
Some impressions from Féile Bríde 2014. Pictured: Eleanor Reilly working on graphic harvest during the day. Photo: Tatiana Turchina
2013 Version of the Afri report on Famine Graveyards and Workhouses in Ireland is now available

Welcome to Afri

Afri’s vision is of a more just, peaceful, equal and sustainable world.  Afri seeks to inform debate and influence policy and practice in Ireland and internationally on human rights, peace, global justice, and sustainability issues.

Afri particularly responds to injustice caused by militarisation, and by environmental destruction and resource depletion.  We do this through analysis, education and action in solidarity with marginalised people in the ‘Global South’ and also in Ireland and elsewhere in the so-called ‘developed world’.

International Scientists Support Call For Island Of Ireland Fracking Ban

Afri argues that an all-Ireland ban on fracking is needed and leaders in Dublin and Belfast should follow the lead of the French and German government[...]

Afri’s Tree Planting Project

As part of Afri’s work in promoting sustainable development we have adopted a policy of planting a native tree at each of Afri’s signature events, as [...]

Ban Fracking On The Island Of Ireland

Despite huge opposition, fracking work has commenced in scenic County Fermanagh and plans are in place for nearby Leitrim. Act now to ban fracking on[...]


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Afri Partner, Abjata Khalif

Afri supports the work of the Kenya Pastoralist Journalist Network (KPJN).  The KPJN promotes sustainable development, and engages in conflict resolution and the protection of human rights.  Abjata Khalif is founder and director of KPJN.

You can read more about Abjata here.

Afri Patron Archbishop Desmond Tutu

A message of support from Afri’s international patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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Annual Events

Famine Walk

Each year since 1988, Afri has hosted a Famine Walk, retracing ‘a journey of horror’ which local people made in 1849. Read More..

Féile Bríde

Feile Bride is an annual celebration and reflection in spirit of Brigid’s message of justice, peace and hope. Read More..

Hedge School

Afri’s annual Hedge School reflects on contemporary issues of injustice and oppression through conversation, debate and music. Read More..