Prepared by The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR)*

 11 — Percentage of Honduran population constituting indigenous peoples, with little or no ability to participate in decisions affecting their lands, cultures, traditions, and the allocation of natural resources

14 — Number of children executed under capital punishment in the United States since 1990

22 — Documented, politically motivated murders in Cambodia during the final two months before the July 1998 National Assembly elections

40 — Number of years the Moronene people have struggled to secure their claim to ancestral lands in southeast Sulawesi in Indonesia

50 — Estimated percentage of Russian criminal suspects subjected to torture or ill-treatment

60 — Number of journalists under arrest or convicted of various crimes in Turkey in 1997

84 — Percentage of Palestinians (700,000 to 800,000 people) exiled from their homelands following the Israel-Arab War of 1948 and the establishment of the State of Israel

100 — Number of lashings given to a teenage mother in Nigeria by an Islamic court for allegedly having sex outside of marriage

200-300 — Number of children dying of malaria every hour

404 — Number of recorded cases of illegal ocean dumping of wastes in Japanese waters in 1998

30,000 — Percentage of Americans who face problems accessing health care due to cost

185,000 — Number of ethnic Albanians who fled or were expelled from their homes in Kosovo as a result of ethnic conflict during 1999

300,000 — Number of children under the age of 18 currently participating in armed conflicts in more than 30 countries

500,000 — Number of women who die during childbirth and unsafe abortions each year

784,000 — Number of Colombian children between the ages of 6 and 11 who work

1,700,000 — Number of civilians who have died through deprivation of water, food, and health care, and through combat-related casualties in the war between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda since 1998

3,000,000 — Number of people in southern Sudan facing serious food shortages due to ongoing civil conflict and drought

5,000,000-7,000,000 — Estimated number of landmines in Afghanistan restricting areas for cultivation and slowing the return of refugees

40,000,000 — Estimated number of bonded laborers in India during 1999

3,400,000,000,000 — Total dollars spent by the United States on preparing for nuclear war since the Second World War

*First published in The Iowa Review (Volume 31, Number 2) Fall 2001.Copyright © 2001 by The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights. For further information on human rights generally, please visit the UICHR web site.