According to analysis by UNFPA, for every six months of COVID-19 lockdowns, an additional 31 million cases of gender-based violence could occur. Dr Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director, talks to Verified about this crisis and the steps being taken to keep women and girls safe.

A small share can have big consequences. Join the United Nations and #PledgetoPause before sharing online to help stop the spread of harmful misinfromation.


Misinformation experts come together to explain why it’s important to Pause and #takecarebeforeyoushare
A short pause before you share online will help to break the chain to stop misinformation from damaging our world.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an incredible acceleration of science. Here Prof. Pardis Sabeti explains how the global scientific community has responded to the virus and is working at an unprecedented pace to try to save lives.

COVID-19 has also created a global mental health crisis. Here are 4 tips from Dr Ibironke Thomas, Clinical Psychiatrist in Lagos, on looking after your mental health.

Public health experts say COVID-19 testing is a crucial tool to help control the pandemic. Here we explain the different types of COVID-19 tests and how they work.

At a time when global economies, health systems and national infrastructures are being severely strained, women are often forgotten by the policy-makers who are directing the response.
UN Women’s Funmi Balogun on inequalities towards women during COVID-19.

Deforestation is pushing animals and humans closer together, increasing the risk of zoonotic diseases passing from animals to humans, including COVID-19. Protecting our planet is protecting ourselves.

Misinformation spreads faster when we’re upset.

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