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    There is a website charitynavigator.org that rates and evaluates charities. Invisible Children spend 80.5% on program expenses i.e doing what its supposed to do. I think this is a great website to find out where your money is going.
    The Ugandan military work with both the UN and the African Union and while I am aware of incidences of Ugandan soldiers being accused and convicted of rape, both the UN and the African Union would not work with a government organisation who used rape as a 'weapon of war'. Are you sure its the actual Ugandan Military?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beatnik View Post

    There is a website charitynavigator.org that rates and evaluates charities. Invisible Children spend 80.5% on program expenses i.e doing what its supposed to do. I think this is a great website to find out where your money is going.
    The Ugandan military work with both the UN and the African Union and while I am aware of incidences of Ugandan soldiers being accused and convicted of rape, both the UN and the African Union would not work with a government organisation who used rape as a 'weapon of war'. Are you sure its the actual Ugandan Military?
    Awesome, thanks for that info. I'll be using that website to check all the charities I donate to from now on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beatnik View Post
    Are you sure its the actual Ugandan Military?
    yes.

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    Program expenses can mean a lot. It can include all administration expenses, which don't necessarily help the people a charity claims to help.

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    Thats awful that both the African Union and the UN would work in peacekeeping with a military that currently uses rape as a 'weapon of war'. I will have to try and find some information on it. Do you know where I could find it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beatnik View Post
    Thats awful that both the African Union and the UN would work in peacekeeping with a military that currently uses rape as a 'weapon of war'. I will have to try and find some information on it. Do you know where I could find it?
    Unfortunately the UN site seems to be down right now. Which is a pain. Fact of the matter is though, there are high levels of corruption in many, many parts of the world and dealing with any of these areas, it is almost inescapable that lots of horrible stuff happens when trying to assist. Because it becomes a choice of giving assistance to the vulnerable despite unavoidable assistance to corrupt regimes or completely ignore suffering

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Gram View Post
    Unfortunately the UN site seems to be down right now. Which is a pain. Fact of the matter is though, there are high levels of corruption in many, many parts of the world and dealing with any of these areas, it is almost inescapable that lots of horrible stuff happens when trying to assist. Because it becomes a choice of giving assistance to the vulnerable despite unavoidable assistance to corrupt regimes or completely ignore suffering

    Ta will have a look at the website later

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsdj1234 View Post
    Program expenses can mean a lot. It can include all administration expenses, which don't necessarily help the people a charity claims to help.

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    Charity.org define program expenses as 'This measure reflects what percent of its total budget a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver. Dividing a charity's program expenses by its total functional expenses yields this percentage.' Its quite an in depth website, a lot to go through though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Gram View Post
    Unfortunately the UN site seems to be down right now. Which is a pain. Fact of the matter is though, there are high levels of corruption in many, many parts of the world and dealing with any of these areas, it is almost inescapable that lots of horrible stuff happens when trying to assist. Because it becomes a choice of giving assistance to the vulnerable despite unavoidable assistance to corrupt regimes or completely ignore suffering
    Hi again I had a look at the UN website and couldn't find anything, there is so much to go through. Would you have the direct link? Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beatnik View Post
    Hi again I had a look at the UN website and couldn't find anything, there is so much to go through. Would you have the direct link? Cheers
    My internet is just about to run out of juice (until Sunday) so all I can give you is this for the moment:
    http://www.hrw.org/world-report-2012...rt-2012-uganda

    http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/01/15/u...ace-challenges

    There are a couple of links in both of these to bigger papers which are too big for me to download right now, but they will probably make for very interesting reading.

    This site is really good too

    http://www.transparency.org/policy_r...dices/cpi/2010

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