The COVID-19 global pandemic made 2020 an incomparable year. With national lockdowns and mobility restrictions, and health and support services closed or limited, violence against women and girls escalated at a staggering rate. The Spotlight Initiative was equipped to act. In their third year of operations, the Spotlight Initiative's broad base of partnerships helped quickly identify new ways of working to deliver results for women and girls. The joint, coordinated efforts across different UN entities enabled the Spotlight Initiative to adapt and respond swiftly and retool programmes as needed.