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

Connaught Launch of Direct Provision Report December 2, 2022 - The Connaught Launch of our Direct Provision Report  ‘Message to the Government: End Direct Provision & Tackle the International Protection System’ will take place on Wednesday, December 7th at 5pm in Fulacht Fiadh Cafe in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim.
Israel and the Palestinian people December 1, 2022 - An institutionalised regime of domination and discrimination amounting to the crime of apartheid
Book Launch: A Force for Good? November 24, 2022 - A Force for Good? Reflections on Neutrality and the Future of Irish Defence will be launched in Dáil Éireann on Wednesday, November 30th at 6.30pm.
Food for Thought – Féile an Fhómhar November 18, 2022 - Join us on Wednesday, November 23rd from 9.30am to 3pm for our Food for Thought – Féile an Fhómhar event
Afri at Shannon Peace Vigil November 16, 2022 - On November 13 2022 Afri joined other activists and peace groups to protest the US military presence at Shannon airport.
Peace activists call on government leaders to tackle climate change November 14, 2022 - On Saturday November 12th at the Famine graveyard in Manorhamilton there were calls on government leaders attending COP 27 in Egypt to take urgent action to tackle climate change.

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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