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As the pandemic continues, one thing is becoming clearer – COVID-19 is threatening far more than global health alone. Last month, our President & CEO Scott Jackson examined the effects of COVID-19 outside of global health and its impact on our long-term goals. Acting quickly to protect vulnerable communities is paramount, and charities are already reacting, developing new programs and revamping old ones to provide better support amid social distancing and other new guidelines. Our Charity Alliance partner Oxfam America works to end the injustice of poverty. The charity is focused on fostering long-term sustainability within communities and disaster response…

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America Oxfam’s work to prevent gender violence in Central America is progressing, but, as an external evaluator concluded, the program is at a crucial juncture. Our objective To help to reduce violence against women through systemic changes—from changing cultural attitudes to reforming the national judicial and legal system. Evaluative approach Oxfam commissioned a strategic review of its program activities (2013–15) at the national level with a focus on the judicial and legal system. The review was based primarily on interviews with government officials, collaborating organizations, and three partner organizations in El Salvador and Guatemala. What did we learn? The reviewer concluded that Oxfam had made concrete progress institutionalizing laws that protect women and facilitating their implementation. She commended Oxfam for its commitment, because advocacy organizations “often fail to follow through once a policy victory is achieved.” She found the program sustainable and efficient: despite a very modest budget, it was…