Refugee Stories

ypj-logoThe “Young Peace Journalists” (YPJ) project of Pax Christi International started in 2016 as an effort to engage young people on important issues of peace and justice while raising up the stories of marginalised peoples experiencing conflict or injustice.

The project is focused on interviewing refugees, internally displaced persons, migrants and asylum seekers, and sharing their stories here on the Peace Stories blog with a wider audience.

The project trains and empowers youth to conduct interviews with people who have had to flee their home country, to listen to the stories of refugees, to get a better understanding of their situation, and to share and promote the interviews online to raise awareness of the plight of people seeking refuge.

The Young Peace Journalists are youth and young adults from all over the world, including the Africa, Europe, North America, Oceania, and the Middle East, whose stories have been published, reposted and shared in other formats and across other platforms, reaching thousands of people throughout the world. Click here to read all stories on our Blog.

You can read more about the founding of the project by clicking here. Please contact Vittoria Valentina Di Gennaro, Coordinator of the project, at for further information.