Over the last nine months, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to every corner of the world, exacerbating pre-existing systemic inequalities across societies. From disproportionate rates of infection and fatalities among Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) populations, to healthcare disparities for women and girls and increased risk and exposure of frontline workers, the pandemic has shown the world that inequality is global, systemic, contextual and persistent.