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A Critical Discourse of Child Victimization and Abuses through Labor in Pakistan

Dr. Arab Naz, Dr. Hazirullah, Qaisar Khan, Waseem Khan & Umar Daraz

Abstract
Critical discourse analysis of child victimization focuses on various social determinants that
pertain to social, cultural and societal aspects of child labor promotion. Research studies
have been analyzed to dig out aspects and facets of victimization in Pakistan. The qualitative
examination of these studies bring to the fore that child labor in Pakistan is the outcome of
traditional practices including family disorganization, familial conflicts, large population
and the traditional economy associated with agriculture. The analyses further reveal that
victimization seriously affects children, their families and has long lasting consequences for
overall progressive societal growth. The children working in dangerous conditions face
long-term physical, intellectual and emotional stress, which is detrimental towards
adulthood unemployment and illiteracy in young circles.

Keywords:Victimization, Social, Cultural, Capital, Demand, Supply, Joint Family, Familial Conflict.