updated Tue. November 29, 2022
March 22, 2018
It prohibited the recruitment and use of children by armed forces, criminalized the bacha bazi (the practice of maintaining a male or intersex child for sexual entertainment), and it included a definition of torture that was in line with the Convention against Torture. However, it was regrettable that the chapter onÃâÃÂ ...
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March 12, 2018
It responds to reform needs by codifying the crime of 'bacha bazi' (sexual slavery and child prostitution), land usurpation, the submission of incorrect asset declarations by public officials, and criminalizes forced virginity testing, a practice prevalent within law enforcement agencies. Reforming the sanctionsÃâÃÂ ...
February 21, 2018
It responds to reform needs by codifying the crime of bacha bazi, land usurpation, the submission of incorrect asset declarations by public officials, and criminalizes forced virginity testing, a practice prevalent within law enforcement agencies. Reforming the sanctions regime, the code introduces alternativesÃâÃÂ ...
January 25, 2018
Under the Leahy Law, the Defense Department and the Department of State are prohibited from providing assistance to any unit of a foreign security force if there is evidence to suggest the unit has committed human rights violations, including the Afghan practice of “bacha bazi,” or “boy play.” While bachaÃâÃÂ ...
January 24, 2018
Many of those abuses involve the routine enslavement and sexual abuse of underage boys by Afghan commanders. There's a term for this - bacha bazi, which roughly translates as boy play. Joining us now to talk about this extremely disturbing report is Rod Nordland of The New York Times. Welcome.
New York Times
January 23, 2018
The report released on Monday was heavily redacted, and at least in the public portions it did little to answer questions about how prevalent child sexual abuse was in the Afghan military and police, and how commonly the American military looked the other way at the widespread practice of bacha bazi,ÃâÃÂ ...
Cabrini College Loquitur
October 19, 2017
“Bacha bazi” is the practice where boys are dressed as women and perform for an all-male audience. After performing, the boys are sexually abused by ... In the early 1990s, the Taliban rose into power and made the practice of “bacha bazi” unacceptable and a crime. Men who did not want to abandon theÃâÃÂ ...
The Plaid Zebra (blog)
October 10, 2017
The boys who are trafficked into these sex rings are called 'bacha bazi,' which means 'boy play.' To the unassuming bystander, a dancing boy looks harmless as he performs for the elders around him. In reality, the idea is to arouse the men they dance for and eventually be sold to the highest bidder.
June 25, 2017
Adorned in makeup, fake breasts and bells, Jawed whirls around middle-aged men at Kabul's underground bacha bazi, or “boy play” parties, where the former child sex slave finds freedom of sorts as a dancing boy. Jawed was kidnapped by a former jihadi commander in Shomali, north of Kabul, when heÃâÃÂ ...
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