Timor Leste Presidential Medals were presented to the East Timor Ireland Solidarity Campaign and Sean Steele. Pictured: Oran Doyle (left) and Joe Murray (right) accepting these medals on behalf of the campaign, with Tom Hyland (centre), the campaign’s founder
Reflections from the 2015 Famine Walk. Pictured: walkers leave Delphi Lodge to walk 11 miles back to Louisburgh. Photo credit: Derek Speirs
‘In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors’ Famine Walk, Saturday 30th May 2015, from Falcarragh to Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal. Photo of Choctaw Gary White Deer
Afri and Food Sovereignty Ireland (supported by Trócaire) are organising a Food Sovereignty Assembly in Westport on Friday 15th May to explore a new vision for food and agriculture
Choctaw Gary White Deer will launch Pete Mullineaux’s ‘Just A Second: Exploring Global Issues Through Drama and Theatre’ development education resource in Galway on 7th May
Reflections from Afri’s 2015 Féile Bríde ‘Occupy the Imagination’. Photo: Pauhla McGrane
The 2014 Hedge School was held in IT Blanchardstown. Speakers included anti-apartheid strikers Cathryn O’Reilly (standing) and Vonnie Munroe (right).
Development education resource ‘JUST A SECOND! Exploring Global Issues Through Drama and Theatre’, by Pete Mullineaux is now available from Afri. Photo: Derek Speirs
Resisting Injustice: Gerry Conlon Memorial in support of Chelsea Manning. Photo: Dave Donnellan
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 supporting 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

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’.

Stop Climate Chaos welcomes the Minister’s commitment to amend Climate Bill

Press release from Stop Climate Chaos, of which Afri is a member, about the Climate Bill[…]

From Doolough to Dili and back

Afri Co-ordinator, Joe Murray, writes about a recent trip he made to Timor Leste to accept an award on behalf of the East Timor Ireland Solidarity Cam[…]

This could be our last chance to fix the Climate Bill

Petition from Stop Climate Chaos, of which Afri is a member, calling for Minister Alan Kelly to strengthen the Climate Bill[…]


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Just A Second!

The theme of our education programme is ‘Just a Second’ and it focuses on the absurdity of the choices that we make – or that are made on our behalf by governments and corporations.

Find out more about the Just A Second! Schools Project.

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..