The government is announcing plans to tackling inequalities faced “at every stage of a woman’s life”.

Women and Equalities Minister Penny Mordaunt said she would consult on employment rights for carers and tackling sexual harassment at work.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, she said women “worked very hard but earn less and save less”.

She also said abortion rules in Northern Ireland were “incompatible with a person’s human rights”.

Currently a termination of a pregnancy in Northern Ireland is only permitted if a woman’s life is at risk or if there is a risk of permanent and serious damage to her mental or physical health.

Unlike other parts of the UK, the 1967 Abortion Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

Ms Mordaunt said the issue was devolved to

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