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 live-tweeting your day using the #makingworkvisible hashtag, or by leaving us a comment here.

Powered by Engender, Scotland’s feminist membership organisation.

Emma Ritch (@EmmaRitch)First check-in with my inbox is at 0615. A wee glimpse: Have a meeting on abortion today that colleagues… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Emma Ritch (@EmmaRitch)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 08:58
Gallus Effie (@FionaFisherSNP)Before I start my paid work, bit of path clearing, (so much snow still lying in mounds on the pavements) dishes, ma… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Gallus Effie (@FionaFisherSNP)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 09:37
Emma Ritch (@EmmaRitch)Women bear the majority of mental load for household and reproductive labour. This is so relevant to… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Emma Ritch (@EmmaRitch)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 07:39
Kainde Manji (@KaindeManji)Baby just started on solids so it's a messy business. Anyone know how to get strawberry stains out?… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Kainde Manji (@KaindeManji)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 09:05
Edinburgh RapeCrisis (@EdinRapeCrisis)Today we're attending a shared practice day with colleagues from sister organisations across Edinburgh to mark… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Edinburgh RapeCrisis (@EdinRapeCrisis)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 09:32
Dr Marsha Scott (@SWACEO)For so many years, this was a fav quote: “All mothers are working mothers.” That moved to “most women work; some ge… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Dr Marsha Scott (@SWACEO)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 09:04
Sarah (@Sarahthoms14)Was up extra early so could rest a bit after taking my medication to keep epilepsy at bay. Really busy, long day at… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Sarah (@Sarahthoms14)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 08:39
Lauren Wards (@lauz_wards)So far this morning I've walked the dog, had a shower, fed the dog and now waiting on the train to work. 4000+ step… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Lauren Wards (@lauz_wards)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 08:53
Fiona Firth (@FionaF)Realise I have forgotten to have breakfast. (Most unlike me). Make myself coffee and toast, and while in kitchen st… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Fiona Firth (@FionaF)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 10:01
Anna Ritchie Allan (@msakrit)Good to see this @skillsdevscot poster in Central Station this #IWD2018 Gender norms, stereotyping and the underval… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Anna Ritchie Allan (@msakrit)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 10:41
Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)#makingworkvisible starting the day with a 30min commute and two 15 min walks. Little toddler was up at 6.30am so d… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 07:48
Anna Ritchie Allan (@msakrit)Everyday my life is made a bit easier by being able to work flexibly. It makes dealing with childcare, family illne… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Anna Ritchie Allan (@msakrit)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 09:22
Vonnie Sandlan (@VonnSand)They say the only thing worse than a warm toilet seat is a warm toothbrush, and I’ve just used a warm toothbrush be… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Vonnie Sandlan (@VonnSand)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 08:35
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