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 policy organisation.

Cllr Elena Whitham (@ElenaWhitham)On train to Edinburgh for @COSLA Community Wellbeing Board but before leaving house at 7am, make three pack lunches… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Cllr Elena Whitham (@ElenaWhitham)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 09:40
Alys (@alysmumford)The best thing about working from home is the flock of goldfinches who like to distract me from consultations on pr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Alys (@alysmumford)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 09:13
Elena Soper (@elfieatlanticx)every 2 weeks i have the joy of taking out the print day glass recycling... there has been distinctly less prosecco… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Elena Soper (@elfieatlanticx)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 12:05
Emma Bolger (@bolger_emma)Emails and some of my long list of notes from the week cleared. Some urgent tasks to go, but first it's a coffee br… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Emma Bolger (@bolger_emma)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 11:48
Talat Yaqoob (@talatyaqoob)#makeworkvisible so been up since 5.30ish sorting blogposts and media quotes for @Women5050 for the this week. (Sur… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Talat Yaqoob (@talatyaqoob)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 08:09
Lynn Williams (@Carer49)Off to get my lovely husband up..every morning involves getting him washed in bed & dressed, helping him to get up,… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Lynn Williams (@Carer49)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 07:21
Lucy Mulvagh (@lkmulvagh)Back in the office after a good catch-up with @JohnDs_View and prepping 4 mtgs with @GoodladEmma about… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Lucy Mulvagh (@lkmulvagh)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 11:19
Alison Malcolm (@alliballibee21)12.16pm a cold, wet walk to school for pick up with a hangry toddler under the rain forcefield. Probably going to b… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Alison Malcolm (@alliballibee21)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 12:19
Victoria Heaney (@Vvfabs)Been up since 6 organising, promoting and practicing new tracks 🥁 for an event this Saturday for #IWD2019. It’s cur… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Victoria Heaney (@Vvfabs)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 07:33
Katherine (@edenbooksknits)Joining in with #MakingWorkVisible for #IWD2019, main tasks so far this morning have been making pancakes for break… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Katherine (@edenbooksknits)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 09:20
Kate Nevens (@katenevens)Forgoing morning swim in favour of getting through emails and admin for my voluntary role w @EdinburghCAAT, which c… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Kate Nevens (@katenevens)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 08:53
Sally Hinchcliffe (@sallyhinch)Supposed to be writing but also been building momentum for @POPScotland in April. Sourced photos, posted blog, sche… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Sally Hinchcliffe (@sallyhinch)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 11:31
Helen Jackson (@helenisla9)Negotiated breakfast demands with toddler, dishes done, washing on, try to remember to drink my coffee before it's cold #MakingWorkVisible Helen Jackson (@helenisla9)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 07:12
Joanna Barrett (@Joanna_Barrett)This #IWD I’m on childcare duty. I do compressed hours in my paid role so I can cover have Friday ‘off’ to cover my… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Joanna Barrett (@Joanna_Barrett)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 07:06
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