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The Social issue of Bacha Bazi By Kyle Wright (Australian University student studying the Bachelor of Social Work) By examining in particular the relevant human rights and the stances of the United Nations and the nation state of Afghanistan, I have shown that bacha bazi should be stopped altogether and a way to achieve this, however I acknowledge the difficulty of the changes and the time required to apply them. I have also argued that human rights activists are justified in campaigning against bacha bazi. The evidence presented here has shown that voluntary membership to human rights instruments and their legal requirements make the cultural custom of bacha bazi an illegal practice and one that can be justifiably protested against by human rights activists inside and outside of Afghanistan. However, legal obligations and legal power can have little to no effect for the general citizens of a country like Afghanistan and their hopes of ending the cultural practice of bacha bazi may take several more years to achieve. I believe that Afghanistan has taken the first few fundamental steps to stopping the practice, and while corruption, war, poverty and general lawlessness are taking place in the country, it is clear that is indeed a future where human rights activism sees to the end of bacha bazi. Through the application of strong public policies by an ethical government and a strong national social welfare sector to ease the poverty, the cultural practice of bacha bazi can and will be eradicated. Overall, it appears that ancient cultural practices and their merits for a culture will always conflict with the application of modern human rights, but this conflict is vital to finding and living in justice. References http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/dancingboys/view/http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/ccpr.htm http://www2/ohchr.org/english/law/crc-sale.htm#art1http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/qna/alston.asphttp://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/InternationalLaw.aspx http://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Pages/Introduction.aspx