CAGEM

Rating: 5 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Health, Human Services, International, Women

Location: 234 5th Avenue Suite 423 New York NY 10001 USA

Mission: To pursue eradication of female genital mutilation by education, awareness, and legislation. To assist victims of female genital mutilation via physical restoration and rehabilitation and protect potential victims.
Results: CAGeM has been successful in eradicating female genital mutilation and rescuing girls in over 800 communities.
Target demographics: Women and Girls in communities that practice female genital mutilation.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 8000
Geographic areas served: Worldwide. Female Genital Mutilation is practiced mostly in Africa and the Middle East but immigrant communities all over the world continue to practice FGM.
Programs: Female Genital Mutilation Eradication Program Female Genital Mutilation Rescue Program Free Hospital Project for victims of female genital mutilation
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter was forcefully circumcised at 8 months of age against my will. She died just 3 months later at 11 months old. Her name and little face will forever be remembered. I do not not want my daughter to be forgotten by the world, especially since she died so young. Because of CAGeM that will happen. The money being raised by CAGeM is going to make a huge difference in the treatment of those suffering from complications of FGM and eventual eradication of this dangerous practice . My hope is that because of this group, no other parent will ever have to say "I lost my child to FGM"

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a donor to CAGeM since 1999 and have watched as this organization has steady contributed to the eradication of female genital mutilation. However it is their dedication to treating survivors and providing access to health care that touches me the most. CAGeM ensured that women and girls in remote areas are transported to their health centers and receive free treatment. I have sponsored 18 women and girls and have their thank you cards on my wall. In 2007 I traveled to one of the villages CAGeM worked in and met one of the women I sponsored. It was one of the best days of my life seeing how grateful she was. I was also glad that her daughter was not circumcised due to the eradication of FGM in the community. It's little I know and I wish I could do more and I'm grateful for that experience.

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Rating: 5 stars  

CAGeM is an outstanding organization. One hundred percent of the donations it receives are used towards female genital mutilation eradication programs and assisting victims. There are very few charities in the world that can make that claim. CAGeM is able to do this because it is 100% run by volunteers who have a passion for making a difference. When I decided to donate to a worthy cause I wanted every single dollar to go towards assisting victims and I could specify that. I didn't want it to be consumed in administrative costs and CAGeM delivered just that! They know how to keep their costs low and their impact high. I am very satisfied with what my donation was used for.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Several victims die from complications of female genital mutilation each year. Now I had a chance to help them get the treatment they need and can contribute to their reconsructive surgey.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

CAGeM is building a free clitoral recontructive surgery hospital in Africa and there are hundreds on the waitig list. I want them to open as soon as possible which requires funds to complete the building.

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Give or volunteer for this organization. They always need help because they are 100% volunteer run.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I donated to this organization in the beginning of May 2012. They have since provided me with ample amount of feed back on where my money has gone, and what has been accomplished! I look forward to staying up to date with this organization's successes as well as attending their conference in June in NYC!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I donated to this organization because of their work on this horrendous practice. I get updates on how my money is being used and see the impact it is making in saving little girls who would otherwise have been hopeless.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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