Prostitution in Afghanistan is illegal, with punishments ranging from 5 to 15 years imprisonment.
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The tradition of teenage rape and playboy is an old tradition in Northern and Southern provinces. Men, women, and children in Afghanistan often pay intermediaries to assist them in finding employment, primarily in Iran, Pakistan, India, Europe, or North America; some of these intermediaries force Afghans into prostitution. Main article: A recent US State Department report assessed the situation bluntly, saying that it amounts to a "widespread, culturally sanctioned form of male rape. Mohammad Zaher Zafari, Head of the Northern Branch of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, hopelessly says; "Sexual abuse and even the sale of boys has been going on for years the boys involved are usually poor, underage or orphans, and they are forced into it by their economic circumstances.
Prostitution was even more strictly prohibited under the rule of the Taliban , with those thought of having extramarital sex risking extrajudicial killing by cultural fundamentalists and Islamists. Trafficked Iranian women transit Afghanistan en route to Pakistan. In the past, Afghans were ashamed of it and trying to hide it, but nowadays, nobody feels shame and they openly enjoy this shameless business.