A day for volunteering

Refugee crises around the world have made several children vulnerable as they have been forced to move from the country where they were born. Photo: Trocaire/ Wikimedia Commons

Av: Carlos Ranero

Currently, there are almost 50 million children that have been forced to leave their country of origin. This has prompted different organisations such as Save the Children to establish various programs to help them during their migration. Some of these programmes focus on helping the children to have a better time while they wait for […]

1 juni, 2020, Chronicle, Magazine

“Women are for children, boys are for pleasure”

Bacha bazi, or “boy play” in Dari, is a practice that is synonymous with the sexual exploitation of boys. Photo: US Embassy Kabul, Flickr.

Av: Alexandra Håkansson Schmidt och Lisa Elamson

In 2017 the Afghan government introduced a new Criminal Code explicitly addressing the under-reported issue of bacha bazi. The practice involves older men taking advantage of young boys in vulnerable situations and has increased since the fall of the Taliban regime. Although introducing new laws banning bacha bazi is a welcome move, the issue extends far beyond national laws.

10 april, 2019, English, Long read, Magazine