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.

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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 Hedge School 2021 November 12, 2021 - Join us on Wednesday, November 17th from 9:45am to 3.00pm for our Annual Virtual Hedge School 2021. The event is organised in partnership with third-year students of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Community Development and Youth Work course in TU Dublin –  Blanchardstown
First Afri Famine Walk in Germany July 20, 2021 - Friends from around Stuttgart in South Germany joined Afri’s Famine Walk in 2018 and 2019  in county Mayo in the West of Ireland and due to the pandemic, they joined the walk online in 2020 and 2021. At the end of the 2021 online event, Joe Murray, the coordinator of Afri, suggested that people should...Continue reading First Afri Famine Walk in Germany
Virtual Famine Walk 2021 – Talks, Music and Poetry May 7, 2021 - Afri presents the Annual Famine Walk 2021 in association with Trócaire. The Famine Walk normally takes place in the Doolough Valley in County Mayo and has been attended by hundreds of people every year since 1988.
Launch of Afri’s Global Citizenship Resources April 10, 2021 - On April 23rd, Afri will host the online launch of three excellent educational resources. Teachers and other interested parties are welcome to attend this free event, which is supported by WorldWise Global Schools. To register, please email admin@afri.ie
Féile Bríde Gathering 2021 January 20, 2021 - This year’s Féile Bríde notice comes to you with the unsurprising news that we will not be able to gather this February in the lovely surrounds of Solas Bhríde in Kildare. ...Continue reading Féile Bríde Gathering 2021
Afri Calendar 2021 December 14, 2020 - We have compiled a Calendar for 2021 with some suggestions as to how we can work towards a more sustainable world....Continue reading Afri Calendar 2021

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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