In the recent times, there has been growing awareness all over the world about the menacing dimensions and implications of Paedophilia and child labour. Its impact has assumed staggering positions as the child loses its childhood and its dignity. The effects of this exploitation are miserable which relate to the health of the child. Children are robbed of their childhood and of the leisure of the formative years. A child has to mature to a citizen, hence, proper care and education of the children is essential to ensure a strong and progressive nation. Due to poverty and exploitative tendencies existing in society, children are compelled to take up the tasks that end up in ruining their childhood and thus compelling them to lead lives in abject poverty.
Long-term health problems, such as respiratory disease, asbestosis and a variety of cancers, are common in countries where children are forced to work with dangerous chemicals. HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases are rife among the one million children forced into prostitution every year; pregnancy, drug addiction and mental illness are also common among child prostitutes. Exhaustion and malnutrition are a result of underdeveloped children performing heavy manual labour, working long hours in unbearable conditions and not earning enough to feed themselves adequately.
This Seminar is an attempt to focus on a very sensitive issue because the children and childhood across the world has been construed in terms of a golden age that is synonymous with innocence, freedom, joy, play and the like. Our Seminar will emphasize academic interaction to encourage innovative approaches to incorporate both empirical and theoretical contributions and work that considers the concern of children.
Please email a 500-word abstract for an individual presentation, a short curriculum vitae, including institutional affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com Selected papers will be published in the Proceedings of the Seminar. T.A. (within India) will be paid to the Scholars whose papers will be accepted for presentation. We welcome papers that deal with the history of children and youth from all periods of time. The themes of seminar include, but are not limited to: children’s rights; Paedophilia: National and International Milestones; childhood and educational reform; concerns of childhood in domestic and transnational politics; Child Labour and Constitutional Jurisprudence; Sexual abuse and Trafficking; Laws and Policies for Protection of the Child; Child labour in unorganized sectors; Social and cultural practices regarding girl child: foeticide; Institutional Mechanism (NGOs) for Protection of the children rights
Lodging options will be provided in the student dormitories nearby.
Submit paper proposals at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Submission Deadline for abstracts (500 words): January 10, 2011
Submission Deadline for full papers and proposals (5000 words): March 05, 2011
Dates of Seminar: March 25-26, 2011
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