Afri Solar Light CardAfri Hedge SchoolCaoimhe de Barra at Feile Bride 2019Sharon is a 23-years-old mother of  4 children who lives in Lomolo and walks many miles to her work in the Maize fields. The gift of the solar light helps by enabling  her children to  study after dark .
Wednesday October 2nd 2019
Monday November 11th 2019
Joe Murray of Afri with Bruce Kent, President of the Movement for the Abolition of War
Famine Walk 2019
Michael McCaughan leads the afternoon session in GMIT
Saturday, May 18th 2019
Caoimhe de Barra at Feile Bride
Carlow Famine Walk
Féile Bríde
Christina Sote with Joe Murray
Sharon Chepngetich receives an Afri solar lamp from Maasai Kipruto (Development Pamoja).
Hedge School 2018
Famine Walk 2018: Remembering and Solidarity – here is a short film capturing moments and music from the walk. Photo: Derek Speirs
From Darkness to Light: Short Film about death row survivors Sunny Jacobs (right) and Peter Pringle who spoke at Afri’s Féile Bríde 2018. Photo: Derek Speirs
Pupils from Gael Scoil Ceatharlach walk to the Famine Graveyard from IT Carlow during 2018 Carlow Famine Walk in February. Photo: Karl McDonough
Reflections from Féile Bríde 2018: (From Left to Right): Peadar Kirby, Hanny Van Geel, Sunny Jacobs, John Maguire and Joe Murray. Photo: Dave Donnellan
Absolute Freedom & Independence: A short film about Michael Davitt, one of Ireland’s great unsung heroes
Afri’s banner visible during the ‘Reclaim the Vision of 1916’ march and rally. Photo by Derek Speirs
Pupils from Scoil Eoghain in Moville, with their teacher Rose Kelly as she launches her book ‘Pathways of Peace’ and plants a tree (donated by the Woodland Trust), in St. Columb’s Park House, Derry on 4th December 2015. Photo: Nuala Crilly
Timor Leste Presidential Medals were presented to the East Timor Ireland Solidarity Campaign and Sean Steele in May 2015. Pictured: Oran Doyle (left) and Joe Murray (right) accepting these medals on behalf of the campaign, with Tom Hyland (centre), the campaign’s founder
Development education resource ‘JUST A SECOND! Exploring Global Issues Through Drama and Theatre’, by Pete Mullineaux is available from Afri. Photo: 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’.

Recent posts

Hedge School 2019: Food, Fashion & Fuel

This year’s participants will look at the issues of food, fashion and fuel, how they contribute to climate change and what we can do about it![…]

Teacher Training for Secondary School Teachers

Afri’s ‘Just A Second!’ teacher training for secondary school teachers takes place 11th November 2019 from 11am to 3pm in the Irish Writer’s Centre, 1[…]

Afghanistan: Hidden Voices from a Forgotten War

Few remember that the war on Afghanistan started a month after 9/11, and now, 18 years later it seems no closer to ended than the day it started.[…]

Submission to Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality: Direct Provision and the International Protection Application Process

As part of our promotion of global justice, we have in recent years focused on the shortcomings and failures of the Irish state’s system of receiving […]

€1000 raised at Fundraiser to support anti war activists

An Afri public meeting, which took place in the Teachers’ Club in July, featuring Veterans for Peace Members Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff raised €1000 t[…]


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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. Find out more here on how to get your copy.


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


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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..