"Healthcare workers and other first responders, including women at different levels of leadership, have been at the forefront of COVID-19. However, there are several others who have gone beyond their duty to provide a safe space for women and girls. It is no secret that lockdown measures created difficult situations for women who experience violence in their homes. Responding to this, Women’s Organizations and other service providers have been working tirelessly. These undiscovered heroes go unnoticed. Their work, unrecognized. As the lead UN agency working on sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence, UNFPA has been supporting these shelters and counselors. This Women's Day, while we acknowledge the contributions of great women leaders, let's also shed some light on the many hardworking and committed women behind the scenes, because leadership is not about job titles or power, but the positive difference you make in people’s lives,"
UNFPA Sri Lanka.