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

‘BRIGID’ CALLS FOR PEACE ON ST. BRIGID’S DAY February 1, 2023 - On February 1st, Brigid of Kildare joined members of the anti-war alliance StoP (Swords to Ploughshares) to deliver a St. Brigid Cross
Involvement of Ireland in Russian Weapons used in Ukraine is shameful January 16, 2023 - It comes as no surprise to Afri or to those involved in opposing Ireland’s involvement in the iniquitous arms industry that components made in Ireland have been found in weapons used by Russia in Ukraine. (Sunday Times – Jan 15th) This discovery implicates Irish manufacturers and Irish workers in the appalling suffering of women, children...Continue reading Involvement of Ireland in Russian Weapons used in Ukraine is shameful
FÉILE BRÍDE 2023: DARKNESS, DAWNING, LIGHT January 12, 2023 - Join us on February 4th, back  in the beautiful Solas Bhríde Centre, Kildare town for the 30th Féile Bríde event with  great music, inspirational speakers, discussion, conversations and more.
Louie Bennett Commemoration January 9, 2023 - Attendees at the Louie Benett event in St Stephens Green sitting on the curved commemorative bench, originally unveiled in her honour in 1958.
CAIDREAMH LOUIE BENNETT January 5, 2023 - On Saturday 7th January, at 2 pm, Afri will lay a bouquet of flowers at the bench in St Stephen’s Green commemorating Louie Bennett (1870-1956)
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.

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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