Throughout the rest of the world women’s rights remains a much larger problem than in North America, but also have greatly improved. The women of the Middle-East have fallen to inequality more so than anyone else in the world. Many women are confined to their homes 24 hours a day and do as they are told by their husband or "master". Women comprised less than 10% of the world's jobs 50 years ago and now those numbers have drastically rose to a more equal state among both genders. The human trafficking that occurs in foreign countries is astonishing. This globally is a problem but more common in third world countries. Women are abused daily if they fight back or don't do as they're told or even if they didn't do their job well. Prostitution is very common and unfortunate especially for the women who have had no say in their lives and no way to leave their job. Today, however, 125 countries outlaw domestic violence. One hundred and seventeen countries outlaw sexual harassment. And 187 nations have agreed to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. These numbers were nowhere near this good 50 years ago, but we still have a long way to go to achieve equality.