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Rebecca Rewald is Program Advisor at Oxfam America (OUS), working on a variety of gender policy issues in both the international and domestic spaces. She supports country offices on gender and agriculture advocacy initiatives as part of the Together Against Poverty (TAP) grant, including by leading research on and developing strategies around gender-responsive budgeting advocacy. She also serves as the unpaid and underpaid care work (UUCW) lead at OUS, and has been focused on federal child care policy advocacy in the US, while overseeing the implementation of the entire OUS UUCW strategy. In addition to research and strategy development, Rebecca’s work involves policy and legislation analysis, engaging with partners and coalitions, and communicating with supporters, legislators, and policymakers on Oxfam America’s gender policy asks and priorities. She’s the author of several research reports, blogs, and Op-Eds.
Rebecca has been at Oxfam America since 2013 and has worked with other teams, such as the Aid Effectiveness team and the Policy and Research team. She also serves as the lead for Oxfam International's Women's Rights Capacity Development (WRCD) Group, which is focused on building tools and resources on gender for Oxfam staff across the confederation. She received her MA in International Development with a focus on Gender and her BA in International Affairs, both from the George Washington University. Rebecca is Ethiopian-American and grew up in Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Atlanta, GA. She now lives in Washington DC with her partner and two dogs, Elway and Scherzer.