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Campaign Against female Genital Mutilati...

Campaign Against female Genital Mut...
CROWDRISE : Feb 08, 2012
Tax ID: 45-2640392
BASED: White Plains, NY, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.cagem.org

Campaign Against female Geni...

Our Mission

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Female genital mutilation also called female circumcision is the removal of part or all of the external female genitalia. In its most severe form, a woman or girl has all of her genitalia removed and then stitched together, leaving a small opening for intercourse and menstruation. It is practiced in 28 countries in western, eastern, and north-eastern Africa, in parts of the Middle East, and within some immigrant communities in Europe, North America, and Australasia on the pretext of cultural tradition or hygiene. An estimated 135 million girls have undergone FGM with dire consequences ranging from death, infection (including HIV) to sterility, in addition to the devastating psychological effects.

CAGeM is committed to the eradication of female genital mutilation (FGM). Our campaign focuses on developing and implementing educational programs to eradicate FGM and assist victims with free services. We also pursue the introduction of legislation banning FGM. The Campaign Against Genital Mutilation, CAGeM, is a nonprofit group that provides multi-faceted programs in communities throughout the world, with a mission of alleviating the effects of genital mutilation on its’ victims and mitigating its occurrence. CAGeM approaches the crisis of female genital mutilation in a multi-faceted manner by: providing free clinics where victims of genital mutilation can seek counseling and receive clitoral repair surgery, economically empowering women, and educating communities to examine and question a value system that condones this practice. Our efforts to respond to this nightmare are rooted in a realist-based and thorough plan.

 
This summer, CAGeM will be embarking on a vital new project in West Africa to contribute to the elimination of Female Genital mutilation (FGM), protect victims of FGM and aid in victims’ rehabilitation. One of the most crucial aspects of this project is the expansion of a hospital that will provide free support, counseling, treatment and rehabilitation for girls that are suffering through the many harmful and painful effects of FGM including obstetric fistula. The hospital already has hundreds of women and girls on the waiting list to undergo clitoral reconstruction surgery. The funds that we will procure from this cause will go towards obtaining and shipping the medical supplies that are needed to successfully treat these patients.

Tax ID: 45-2640392 • www.cagem.org

Fundraisers

Official CAGeM Team

Official CAGeM Team

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CAGEM: THEIR VOICE CONFERENCE

CAGEM: THEIR VOICE CONFERENCE

Amount Raised:

$10

 

0% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Female Genital Mutilation Reversal Surgery

Female Genital Mutilation Re…

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0% Raised of $55,000 Goal

Rescue Girls from Female Genital Mutilation

Rescue Girls from Female Gen…

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0% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Events

Restoring the Rose Walkathon

Restoring the Rose Walkathon

Amount:

$415

 

0% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Their Voice: A Conference on Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation

Their Voice: A Conference on Eradic...

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$10

 

0% Raised of $12,000 Goal