Two deadly waves of the pandemic destroyed countless lives and livelihoods across India. Even before the pandemic, the country’s progress toward gender parity was uneven. COVID-19 took a heavier economic toll on women and girls. Ground reports and public data indicate that the urgency of dealing with COVID-19 has diverted the focus away from serious issues women face. This publication uses public data to explore these issues, such as a rise in attempts at child marriage, trafficking, a fall in institutional deliveries, loss of livelihoods, and a rise in unpaid care work and domestic violence.