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

Reflections from Féile Bríde 2024 February 14, 2024 - Afri’s annual Féile Bride Peace Conference entitled ‘The Light of Peace amidst the Clouds of War’, organised in partnership with the Brigidines and Cairde Bríde, took place on Saturday, February 10th, 2024 in the beautiful Solas Bhríde Centre, Kildare town. 
Sowing Seeds of Peace: a GCE Resource on Hunger as a Consequence of War February 7, 2024 - This resource is for post primary school teachers who wish to facilitate understanding of the interconnection between war and hunger. It will support teachers to explore critical topics such as the global arms trade, global hunger, and peace, through participatory and active learning methodologies which will be engaging and emotive for students.
Brigid to bring message of peace to Foreign Affairs on Feb. 1st. February 1, 2024 - On Thursday, February 1st, ‘Brigid of Kildare’, accompanied by members of Afri and StoP, attempted to delivered a letter, a copy of the Downpatrick Declaration and a St. Brigid Peace Cross to Tánaiste Micheál Martin at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin. The doors of the Department, however, were firmly closed against Brigid –...Continue reading Brigid to bring message of peace to Foreign Affairs on Feb. 1st.
Féile Bríde 2024 January 6, 2024 - Afri’s annual Féile Bride Peace Conference entitled ‘The Light of Peace amidst the Clouds of War’, organised in partnership with the Brigidines and Cairde Bríde, will take place on Saturday, February 10th, 2024 in the beautiful Solas Bhríde Centre, Kildare town. 
Louie Bennett Commemoration January 5, 2024 - Afri will once again begin our calendar year with an informal gathering at the bench in Stephens Green commemorating Louie Bennett and her companion Helen Chevenix.  All are welcome to meet there at 1 pm on her birthday, on Sunday, 7th January.
Brigid to bring message of peace to Foreign Affairs on Feb. 1st January 3, 2024 - For the third year in succession, at noon, on Thursday, February 1st, ‘Brigid of Kildare’, accompanied by members of Afri and StoP, will deliver a letter, a copy of the Downpatrick Declaration and a St. Brigid Peace Cross to Tánaiste Micheál Martin at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin.

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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