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.

Jane-Claire Judson (@JCJudson)Tomorrow is International Women’s Day so I will be mainly explaining that International Men’s Day is on November 19… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Jane-Claire Judson (@JCJudson)
Twitter March 7 2019 at 08:46
Emma Bolger (@bolger_emma)Coffee and feeding break over. My baby daughter often gets mistaken for a boy because I don't like to dress her hea… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Emma Bolger (@bolger_emma)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 12:12
Anna Ritchie Allan (@msakrit)Quick stop at the @closethepaygap office to pick up my laptop before heading to Edinburgh. (This artwork is by the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Anna Ritchie Allan (@msakrit)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 09:14
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
elliehutch⚡️ (@Elliehutch_)Late to #MakingWorkVisible but! With husband away on holiday, flying sort of solo with support from my lovely mum elliehutch⚡️ (@Elliehutch_)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 11:43
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
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
Clare Simpson (@ClareMSimpson)On a day’s holiday today so off for a spot of minding the grandson #makingworkvisible Clare Simpson (@ClareMSimpson)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 09:45
Kainde Manji (@KaindeManji)No paid work today as on strike. Wishing could attend #USSstrike rally in Edinburgh but kids have chickenpox #MakingWorkVisible Kainde Manji (@KaindeManji)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 08:58
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
Sarah (@Sarahthoms14)Turns out I didn’t screw up, but my laptop isn’t working, am on hold to IT for god knows how long & I have so much… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Sarah (@Sarahthoms14)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 09:22
Jane-Claire Judson (@JCJudson)The lassie ate my toast so lunchtime is actually breakfast for me - accompanied by Jane Eyre - a strong woman! - ne… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Jane-Claire Judson (@JCJudson)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 12:14
Mairi MacDonald (@mairimac66)11.45am Hanging up 10 pairs of socks. I should be working on my CV but imagine the havoc caused if no one had any c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Mairi MacDonald (@mairimac66)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 11:48
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