Afghanistan-bacha bazi

I am not a journalist but documenting this practice. There's a lot around but mostly anecdotal. I am interested in tips, ideas and practical suggestions on how to go about it. Discussions on grounds of complete anonymity.


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If I google to find out what this is while at work, will i get sacked?
Why not describe the 'practice' for those of us of a less trusting nature...

If you can't be arrsed to travel to Afghanistan pick up some mascara, a veil and jump on a National Express to Bradford.
For tips on what to do: there are a few films out there documenting the practice. Be warned it often doesn't end well for the 'girls'.
If I google to find out what this is while at work, will i get sacked?
Bacha bazi - Wikipedia

Bacha bāzī (Persian: بچه بازی‎‎, literally "boy play"; from بچه bacha, "child", and بازی bāzī, "game") is a slang term in Afghanistan for a wide variety of activities that involve child sexual abuse and pederasty. The perpetrator is commonly called bacha Baz (meaning "pedophile" inPersian). It may include to some extent child pornography, sexual slavery, and child prostitution in which prepubescent and adolescent boys are sold to wealthy or powerful men for entertainment and sexual activities.[1] Bacha bazi has existed throughout history,[2] and is currently reported in various parts of Afghanistan.[3][4][5][6][7] Force and coercion are a common component of this abuse, and security officials state they are unable to end it because many of the men involved in bacha bazi-related activities are powerful and well-armed warlords including former commanders of the Northern Alliance militia.[8][9][10]
Looks nasty pasty.
Joking apart Hoggwash, are there reported cases of boys being encouraged to entertain Adults in this manner in the UK?
There are soldiers in the UK who've seen this happen and could talk.
There are even more aid workers that have - you'll probably get a better response from them.
Although illegal it's not regarded as being totally socially unacceptable - in the same way that our society tolerates oggling naked women at strip clubs (albeit legally). Not everyone does it but none the less it's part of the culture. Girls for babies - boys for fun.


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Too stick with my non trusting nature, you might want to explain your interest, if you are not a journalist?

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I have spoken to some of them, that's why. The idea of asking all of you comes from them. They know some, not enough.
NGOs have no access. AIHCR does but won't talk.
I am working with a university, this is part of a bigger piece.

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