COVID lockdowns and financial crisis have caused stress in families globally, increasing child abuse. With EU funding, social scientists had developed and tested open-source parent support programs. We built an emergency coalition with WHO, UNICEF, CDC, EndViolence & UNODC. We rapidly adapted and translated simple parenting resources into 104 languages. Since April, uptake has reached 72.7 million people in 180 countries, with 26 governments using the resources in their national COVID responses.

Tags: Citizen Science, Covid-19, Digital Health, Gender, Mobile Health