Today is Blog Action Day and we are pleased to be taking part again. The theme this year is Human Rights and today bloggers all over the world are publishing posts on various aspects of this extensive topic as detailed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
As Travel the Home Exchange Way is all about how Home Base Holidays members welcome guests into their homes on home swaps, it seems very appropriate on this day that we focus on the many people in the world who aren't so fortunate, who don't have homes, let alone the opportunity to travel and the pleasure of staying in someone else's home. These are people who are particularly vulnerable, living and bringing up children in inadequate housing and, worse, with the constant fear of eviction.
As Amnesty International is a Blog Action Day partner this year, we would like to draw attention to Amnesty's current campaign for a new law to stop people in Nairobi’s poorest communities being kicked out of their homes with no warning:
“Nearly half of Nairobi’s population live in slums and many are at risk of forced evictions which not only often make people homeless, but also involve violence and lead to loss of access to services such as water and sanitation as well as livelihoods, education and healthcare” - Iain Byrne, head of Amnesty International’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights team
Click here to read more about forced evictions in Kenya and sign Amnesty's petition calling for an end to all forced evictions in Kenya. Together, we can make a difference.