Welcome

This International Women’s Day, Engender is charting the work done by women across Scotland.

We know much of the work done by women – caring, looking after households, making sure everyone is supported – is often undervalued and invisible. And we know that without this work, the work done by others would not happen.

Use this site to read about women’s work, browse our Twitter feed and learn more about why we are #makingworkvisible.

We also want to hear from you about all the work you’re doing today. Tell us by filling out our survey, leaving a comment and tweeting using the #makingworkvisible hashtag.

Powered by Engender, Scotland’s feminist membership organisation.

Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)It's #InternationalWomensDay and I'm going to be #MakingWorkVisible. Task 1: Give this happy baby breakfast 😊and ha… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)
Twitter March 8 2017 at 06:39
Kirsten Hogg (@KirstenHogg)#MakingWorkVisible read 8 books w 3yr old, emptied dishwasher, put on a washing, made dinner. All before 'work'. @EngenderScot #IWD2017 Kirsten Hogg (@KirstenHogg)
Twitter March 8 2017 at 08:31
Engender Scotland (@EngenderScot)Today & every day women do work which is undervalued or invisible. We'll be #MakingWorkVisible - help us by live-tweeting your day! #IWD2017 Engender Scotland (@EngenderScot)
Twitter March 8 2017 at 00:06
Golda M (@HeartofGolda)My city cut school librarians from the budget years ago. Guess who fills in to ensure kids don't miss out?… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… Golda M (@HeartofGolda)
Twitter March 8 2017 at 16:49
Di Cameron (@dimessage)#MakingWorkVisible #IWD2017 put dishwasher cleaner in and set it running, tidy away breakfast stuff, bring bin in, do actual paid work. Di Cameron (@dimessage)
Twitter March 8 2017 at 09:39
Rachel Hamada (@rachelhamada)Got kid to school well fed & dressed, ran to docs to pick up prescription, did dishes,took rubbish out (no pics no time) #MakingWorkVisible Rachel Hamada (@rachelhamada)
Twitter March 8 2017 at 10:02
Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)#MakingWorkVisible Grabbing PhD time when I can today, 1.5hrs writing completed at Costa while baby napped. I do most of my work at night 😒 Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)
Twitter March 8 2017 at 15:20
Sharon Jackson (@438sharon)#InternationalWomensDay #makeworkvisible I still have mother guilt! Gender norms are powerful. They hurt. Sharon Jackson (@438sharon)
Twitter March 8 2017 at 19:32
@GRCCManager (@GCRCCManager)At @RCCGlasgow - funding apps, adult protection discussion, checking stats, emails about moving office & fruity swe… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… @GRCCManager (@GCRCCManager)
Twitter March 8 2017 at 14:02
Heather (@betamother)Letting pooch out, giving him his snack & starting usual daily worry there's not enough time (before 4 & before ⚰️)… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… Heather (@betamother)
Twitter March 8 2017 at 14:08
Engender Scotland (@EngenderScot)Women hit hardest by #austerity - bearing the brunt of social security cuts & picking up slack from public service… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… Engender Scotland (@EngenderScot)
Twitter March 8 2017 at 16:56
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