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Whereas bacha bazi is now largely consensual and non-violent, its evolution into an institutionalized practice within rural Pashtun and Tajik society is deeply disturbing.

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According to some accounts, including the hallmarkarticle “Kandahar Comes out of the Closet” in 2002, one of the original provocations for the Taliban's rise to power in the early 1990s was their outrage over paedophilia.Once they came to power, bacha bazi became taboo, and the men who still engaged in the practice did so in secret.The rampant paedophilia has a number of far-reaching detrimental consequences on Afghanistan's development into a functional nation.The first — and most obvious — consequence of bacha bazi is the irreparable abuse inflicted on its thousands of victims.Warlords who have exploited Islam for political or personal means have also promulgated tolerance for bacha bazi.

The mujahideen commanders are a perfect example of this — they fought communism in the name of jihad and mobilized thousands of men by promoting Islam, while sexually abusing boys and remaining relatively secular themselves.Demeaning and damaging, the widespread subculture of paedophilia in Afghanistan constitutes one of the most egregious ongoing violations of human rights in the world.The adolescent boys who are groomed for sexual relationships with older men are bought — or, in some instances, kidnapped — from their families and thrust into a world which strips them of their masculine identity.This phenomenon presents a system of gender reversal in Afghanistan.Whereas rural Pashtun culture remains largely misogynistic and male-dominated due to deeply-ingrained Islamic values, teenage boys have become the objects of lustful attraction and romance for some of the most powerful men in the Afghan countryside.With the looming withdrawal of Nato troops and a persistent insurgent threat, Afghanistan is in a precarious position.