Portraits of Hope

“Home is where the heart is – when you are far away, when you have to leave your home, when you have no home – then you must always keep the warmth inside. Because your home is wherever you are.”

Artist: Albena Tsoneva – Albena Limoni

Every person deserves to have a decent home and feel secure and free from fear of eviction. This is a fundamental human right, enshrined in Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations.

“Our perceptions for what a home is are different, so I wanted to illustrate the feeling that would make more people connect with the illustration. Certainly, the home is the place where you can connect with your inner child and nurture it to feel protected, happy and satisfied. We inevitably think of games, and more specifically of “tag”. In this game, there was one way in which we managed to pause and defend ourselves – we would create a “house” with both hands, imitating a roof. It is interesting how the idea of personal privacy has penetrated children’s play, reflecting the essential value of having a home. And it is a pity that there are so many people in the world for whom the home is a place of fear and insecurity. Because the feeling that we are safe and secure must be with us wherever we live.”

Аrtist: Ilian Iliev

Every day millions of people live in fear of losing their home. 75% of people around the world lack proper documentation for their home or the land on which they live, and are in constant fear of eviction.