It is really an Irony that data and reports from across the globe including India reveal that all types of vio- lence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence continue unabated even today. While the ‘International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women’ is being observed today, it needs to be realized that amidst this growing shadow of gender based vio- lence there is a need for global collective effort to stop the inhuman treatment of the weaker sex especially that of domestic violence. Today much more needs to be done to prioritize addressing violence against women who were already overstrained during the pan- demic period. Everyone needs to get involved in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence which is an annual campaign that begins on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs through International Human Rights Day on 10th December. Led by civil society, the campaign is supported by the United Nations through the Secretary General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women initiative. This year, the UN marks the 16 Days under the theme “UNiTE! Activism to end violence against women and girls.” There is a dire need to pursue this year’s theme in true letter and spirit. UN provides up-to-date information and support to vital programmes to fight the violence against women. It needs to be realized that the graph of vio- lence against women and girls has not come down with different waves of the mutated virus anticipated. It is a fact that violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in the world today and it remains large- ly unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it, especially in India. In general terms, it manifests itself in physical, sexual and psycho- logical forms, encompassing multiple forms including child marriage and harassment. The adverse psycho- logical, sexual and reproductive health consequences of violence against women and girls affect this vulnera- ble lot at all stages of their life. Besides early-set edu- cational disadvantages that only represent the primary obstacle to universal schooling and the right to educa- tion for girls; down the line the society is also responsi- ble for restricting access to higher education and even translate limited opportunities on ground for women in the labour market. The adverse psychological, sexual and reproductive health consequences of VAWG affect women at all stages of their life. For example, early-set educational disadvantages not only represent the pri- mary obstacle to universal schooling and the right to education for girls; down the line they are also to blame for restricting access to higher education and even translate into limited opportunities for women in the labour market. While gender-based violence can hap- pen to anyone, anywhere, some women and girls are particularly vulnerable As such the UN Secretary- General’s ‘UNITE to End Violence against Women’ campaign, a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls, will focus on amplifying the call for global action to bridge funding gaps, ensuring essential services for survivors of vio- lence during the COVID-19 crisis, besides prevention, and collection of data that can improve life-saving serv- ices for women and girls. While several public events are being coordinated with iconic buildings and land- marks ‘oranged’ to recall the need for a violence-free future, at the same time deliberations on the issue through debates, seminars, etc will be significant part of the programmes. Every individual being a stakeholder can ensure participation either individually or by being part of any NGO. The easiest option is to start conver- sation about gender-based violence using different hashtags. After all, even in a broader context of peace, progress and development nothing can be achieved by a society without putting an end to violence against women and girls.