Ariana: A number of religious scholars and civil activists have criticized the government, saying it fails in fighting against human trafficking and “Bacha Bazi” practice. “The Bacha Bazi practice has an ancient history on this country. This unjustified act is contrary to human nature. Our religious doctrines condemn this as a big crime,” Mawlavi Wasiq, a
Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 12, 2017 Ahmad seems like any other teenager in the Afghan capital, Kabul. He goes to school, hangs out with friends, and lives at home with his parents. But the 18-year-old is hiding a dangerous secret that could get him imprisoned or killed: He is homosexual. Homosexuality is
Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 1, 2017 A U.S. government watchdog says Afghan security forces remain “complicit” in the sexual abuse of young boys despite previous warnings and strict penalties for such activities laid out recently by Afghanistan’s president. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), an office that audits and monitors
Khaama Press: The Afghan government for the first time finalized a law to criminalize the bullying and sexual abuse of children ‘Bacha Baazi’ late in February this year. This comes as numerous reports emerged during the recent years regarding the worsening situation of the children subjected to abuse and bullying. Click here to read more (external
AFP: Afghanistan is set to lay out stringent penalties for “bacha bazi” – sexual slavery and abuse of boys – for the first time, officials say, in a landmark move against the deeply entrenched practice. AFP revealed last year how the Taliban were exploiting rampant bacha bazi in police ranks to mount deadly insider attacks, exposing
Japan Times: President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a “thorough investigation” into institutionalized sexual abuse of children by police, after it was revealed the Taliban are using child sex slaves to launch deadly insider attacks. There has been international condemnation of pedophilic “bacha bazi” — literally “boy play” — which has been exploited by the Taliban to mount
Daily Mail: The Taliban are using child sex slaves to mount crippling insider attacks on police in Afghanistan by exploiting the pervasive practice of ‘bacha bazi’ – paedophilic boy play – to infiltrate security ranks, say multiple officials and survivors of such assaults. Click here to read more (external link).