Throughout recorded history the arts and literature have played a life-saving role in circumstances wherein human rights were threatened. During the first decade of the second millennium September 11, 2001, and Hurricane Katrina 2005 became symbolic chapters in American history. Both adults and children, who suffered emotional and physical trauma found release in graphic imagery and creative writing. And while print and electronic media has brought war in Afghanistan nearer to home, we in America remain largely ignorant of how victims of human rights abuses in Afghanistan have found solace. This article discusses two interrelated variables from a socio-historical, political, ethnographic, gendered, and religious stand points: first. violation of human rights as evinced by children's artworks; and second, what role, if any, art educators have played in the current debate on human rights in Afghanistan.
How to Cite:
Kader, T., (2011) “Violation of Human Rights As Revealed in Afghan Children’s Artworks”, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education 29(1), p.81-91. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/jcrae.4967