Rape victims in the country face a double risk of being subjected to violence: on one hand they can become victims of honor killings perpetrated by their families, and on the other hand they can be victimized by the laws of the country: they can be charged with adultery, a crime that can be punishable by death.
Furthermore, they can be forced by their families to marry their rapist.
A United Nations statistical report compiled from government sources showed that more than 250,000 cases of rape or attempted rape were recorded by police annually. Most rape research and reporting to date has been limited to male-female forms of rape.A few books, such as Violent Betrayal: Partner Abuse in Lesbian Relationships by Dr. Renzetti, also cover the topic of rape of women by other women.This table indicates the number of, and per capita cases of recorded rape by country.Men who are known to the woman accounted for over two-thirds of assailants (68%).Only 15% of the assaulted women in the sample reported to the police.This examination has its origin in the country's British colonial-era laws dating back to 1872. More than 100 experts, including doctors, lawyers, police, and women's rights activists, signed a joint statement in 2013 asking for the test, which they called "demeaning", to be abolished, as it "does not provide any evidence that is relevant to proving the offence." The United Nations Multi-country Study on Men and Violence asked men in rural and urban Bangladesh if they had forced a woman to have sex at any point in their lives.14.1% of men in rural Bangladesh and 9.5% of men in urban Bangladesh said yes (10% averaged).In 2011, Afghanistan made international news in regard to the story of a woman who was raped by a man, jailed for adultery, gave birth to a child in jail, and was then subsequently pardoned by president Hamid Karzai, and in the end married the man who raped her.and it is generally not acceptable for a woman and a man to be alone together (unless married or related), and if this happens the response can be very violent: an Afghan medical doctor and his female patient were attacked by an angry mob who threw stones at them after the two were discovered in his private examining room without a chaperon.During the 12 months prior to interview in 2011–12, an estimated 51,200 (0.3%) Australians aged 18 years and over were a victim of sexual assault.Almost a third (30%) of victims of sexual assault had the most recent incident they experienced reported to the police.