Bacha bazi

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Boy-boy, painting by Stepanova Daniila Klavdievich (1881—1937).

Bacha bāzī (Persian: بچه بازی‎, lit. "boy play";[1] from بچه bacheh, "boy", and بازی bazi "play, game") is a slang term in some parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan [2][3] In the 21st century, Bacha bazi is reportedly practiced in various parts of Afghanistan and Northwestern Pakistan.[4][5][6][7][8][3] Force and coercion are common, and security officials state they are unable to end such practices because many of the men involved in bacha bazi-related activities are powerful and well-armed warlords.[9][10][11] As of the 2020s, despite international concern and its illegality, the practice continues.[12][13] Bacha bazi is a centuries-old tradition.[12]

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