Welcome to Afri

Afri’s vision is of a more peaceful, equal and sustainable world. We seek to inform debate, influence policy and practice and effect change in Ireland and internationally on issues of human rights, peace, the climate crisis, and global justice. Afri is guided by the primary goal of the UN Charter: “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war”.

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Our Vision

Afri’s goal is the promotion of global justice and peace, and the reduction of poverty; this includes, but is not limited to, the progressive reduction of global militarisation, and responding to the threat of climate change, corporate control of resources and water, and interference with food sovereignty.

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’.

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An Gorta Mór

For over 30 years Afri has been joined by thousands of people to walk the famine road through the Doolough Valley in County Mayo. It is a walk like no other, abounding in memory, music, history, solidarity and spectacular beauty; retracing the steps of the dispossessed of the past and forging solidarity with the banished and oppressed of today.

This documentary on YouTube, made by RoJ, reflects on the issues at the core of this event.

Famine Walk CD – ‘Music from a Dark Lake’

An 18 track CD by some of Ireland’s greatest artists – all of whom have performed at the Famine Walk – has been produced by Afri to mark the 30th Walk.

This is an extraordinary collection of songs, music and spoken word accompanied by a 32 page booklet brimming with interesting facts, quotes and information. See our donation page for more details.

Support Afri’s Work

There are many different ways of supporting the work of Afri, including through a one-off or recurring donation. See our donation page for more details.

News and Events

Afri Statement re Sabina Coyne Letter August 2, 2022 - Sabina Coyne’s call for a negotiated settlement in Ukraine reflects the principles of Article 29 of Bunreacht na hÉireann, and the wisdom vitally informing our Peace Process. In 1955 Ireland joined the United Nations.  In that same year, Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell issued their Russell/Einstein Manifesto.  They warned that any war involving nuclear states...Continue reading Afri Statement re Sabina Coyne Letter
‘TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD’? – Afri submission for White Paper on Enterprise July 29, 2022 - Thank you for the invitation to make a submission for the White Paper on Enterprise.  We look forward to positive engagement with the process. The White Paper can draw on our resilient history, and the wealth of culture and ingenuity within our shared island’s diverse communities.
Afri Statement on PESCO and the Commission on the Defence Forces July 22, 2022 - The debate on PESCO in Dáil Éireann on 5th July has revealed the undemocratic and damaging approach of the Government to the role and future of our Defence Forces. For decades now, governments have been entering into ever deeper military engagement with an increasingly NATO-directed EU ‘defence’ structure, while claiming that something they call ‘military...Continue reading Afri Statement on PESCO and the Commission on the Defence Forces
“Who are we afraid will invade us?” July 15, 2022 - The war in Ukraine has continued for nearly half a year with the shocking consequences clear for all to see: the deaths of innocent civilians; the destruction of homes and cities; the hundreds of thousands driven from their homes as refugees. And of course this is just one of the wars currently waging as more...Continue reading “Who are we afraid will invade us?”
Ulster Launch of Direct Provision Report July 11, 2022 - All are welcome to join us for the Ulster Launch of our Direct Provision Report ‘Message to the Government: End Direct Provision & Tackle the International Protection System’ on Wednesday, July 27th at 3pm in the Carrickmacross Workhouse, Co. Monaghan.
Taoiseach Sups with NATO Ignoring the Will of the Irish People July 1, 2022 - Afri deplores Micheál Martin’s eagerness to sup with NATO, a nuclear alliance, at the recent summit in Madrid. An Taoiseach insists that it is necessary to join in such ‘conversations’ with the high and mighty, while dithering about the right moment to engage with the Irish people at last on defence policy. This is merely...Continue reading Taoiseach Sups with NATO Ignoring the Will of the Irish People

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The Great Starvation

Over 30 years Afri has been joined by thousands of people to walk the famine road through the Doolough Valley in County Mayo. It is a walk like no other, abounding in memory, music, history, solidarity and spectacular beauty; retracing the steps of the dispossessed of the past and forging solidarity with the banished and oppressed of today.

This documentary on YouTube, made by RoJ, reflects on the issues at the core of this event.

Watch the Film on YouTube