The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of 4.6 million people around the world. The pandemic has highlighted severe economic and social disparities, widening the already widening gap with society's most vulnerable, including uneven effects on women and girls based on their gender. Women's and girls' access to healthcare has been disturbed, detention measures have exacerbated gender-based violence, and girls have been marginalised and disadvantaged. Fundamental women's and human rights include access to basic health services, the opportunity to enjoy rights and freedoms, and the right to equal opportunities regardless of gender. The COVID-19 pandemic has overburdened health systems around the world as they strive to keep up with care demands, causing collateral damage to women's health. Many countries have failed to maintain sexual and reproductive health services, resulting in neglect and increased health risks for women.