Professor Lisa Heap's study titled, Women’s Rights at Work (WRAW), on the experiences of women at work in Victoria, has created a dialogue with Victorian working women regarding their experiences at work, and in seeking work. Commencing in 2016, this dialogue with Victorian working women will continue for three years. The study is designed to encourage women to share their experience of work: identifying commonalities and causes of concerns; examining the human rights implications arising from their stories; and identifying actions that can be taken to realise women’s human rights at work. Results from the study will assist policy makers, employers and unions in defining a platform for action for working women in Victorian. In this research paper Professor Heap explains the results of the process to date, the project methodology and how it is being used to empower women’s voices.
Parliamentary Library & Information Service, Parliament of Victoria 2016