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Dear Women & Girls Community, We are excited to share our plans for the future of women and girls’ coverage at News Deeply.
In January 2018, our Women & Girls page will close as we launch the first of a new set of dedicated platforms that will allow us to dive deeper into the biggest issues affecting women and girls in the developing world.
Several other factors such as an absence of the rule of law, corruption, limited access to justice, illiteracy, poverty, insecurity, and the existence of armed groups have also resulted in the spread of bacha bazi, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said in a report in 2014.
AIHRC points out that Afghanistan’s criminal law prohibits rape and pederasty, but there are no clear provisions on bacha bazi."There is a gap and ambiguity in the laws of Afghanistan regarding bacha bazi and the existing laws do not address the problem sufficiently," the report said."Many of the perpetrators have connections with the security organs and by using power and giving bribes they get exempted from punishment."Bachas are typically aged between 10 and 18.
This first platform – Women’s Advancement Deeply – will cover the pursuit of economic equality for women, from securing gender-equal access to financial services, to fighting for property rights and closing the pay gap.
We’ll also be working to launch other dedicated platforms in this space, and we are currently exploring themes of maternal, sexual and reproductive health, as well as gender-based violence.Bacha bazi is not widely seen as homosexual behaviour -- popularly demonised as a deviant sexual act, prohibited in Islam -- and is largely accepted as a cultural practice."Women are for child-rearing, boys are for pleasure" is a common saying across many parts of Afghanistan.The ancient custom, banned under the Taliban's 1996-2001 rule, has seen a resurgence in recent years.Bachas, sometimes dressed as women, are often sexually exploited.They can also be used as dancers at private parties.The abusive practice in security ranks also undermines support for NATO-trained Afghan forces."To date, the US has provided over billion in assistance to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), including nearly 0 million to the Afghan Local Police," the US Congress said last year."Predatory sexual behaviour by Afghan soldiers and police could undermine US and Afghan public support for the ANDSF, and put our enormous investment at risk."The practice also continues to embolden the Taliban's desire to reassert sharia law in Afghanistan and is fuelling their insurgency."Such wild abuses of the predatory mujahideen forces in the early 1990s drove the popularity of the austere Taliban, helping them sweep to power across most of the country.Similar behaviour of the government forces after 2001 is also helping to inspire the insurgency," a Western official in Kabul told AFP.It is said to be widespread across southern and eastern Afghanistan's rural Pashtun heartland, and with ethnic Tajiks across the northern countryside.Tight gender segregation in Afghan society and lack of contact with women have contributed to the spread of bacha bazi, rights groups say.We look forward to having you join us in our new endeavors in this space.The stories come after an AFP report in June found the Taliban are exploiting the centuries-old practice, one of the most egregious violations of human rights in the country, to mount deadly insider attacks in the volatile south. Powerful warlords, commanders, politicians and other members of the elite often keep "bachas" as a symbol of authority and affluence.