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While the Afghan environment has grown more conducive to improving women's social statuses, the continued normalization of bacha bazi will perpetuate the traditional view of women as second-class citizens — household fixtures meant for child-rearing and menial labor, and undeserving of male attraction and affection.

The first — and most obvious — consequence of bacha bazi is the irreparable abuse inflicted on its thousands of victims.

Many “chai boys” are now semi-formal apprentices to their powerful male companions.

Military officials have observed that Afghan families with an abundance of children are often keen to provide a son to a warlord or government official — with full knowledge of the sexual ramifications — in order to gain familial prestige and monetary compensation.

Boys were raped, kidnapped and trafficked as sexual predators regained their positions of regional power.

As rule of law mechanisms and general order returned to the Afghan countryside, bacha bazi became a normalized, structured practice in many areas.

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