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'Disproportionate impact of virus on women must be tackled by Stormont'

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Action: Rachel Powell

Action: Rachel Powell

Action: Rachel Powell

Stormont has been urged to take immediate action to address the "disproportionate impact" of Covid-19 on women.

Although globally men are more likely to be diagnosed with the virus and to die from it, the Women's Policy Group says the social and economic affect the pandemic had on women can no longer be ignored.

It today will launch its recovery plan and set out proposals to address gender equality in Northern Ireland.