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.

Heather Armstrong (@settheheather)Up half the night nursing a coughing, crying child, breakfasts made, dishwasher on, washing hung up, quick trip to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Heather Armstrong (@settheheather)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 12:00
Lorna Gilfillan (@misslakettles)We’re at the stage in the day where everyone is tired & getting cranky, we’ve been up since yon time & we’re all in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Lorna Gilfillan (@misslakettles)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 18:20
Kirsten Hogg (@KirstenHogg)#MakingWorkVisible Have an hour "to myself" but idea of going for a run comes at the bottom of the list under: tidy… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Kirsten Hogg (@KirstenHogg)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 12:24
amy (she/her) (@Amy_CKing1)I've been getting creative with Canva, monitoring social media, working on blog posts and strategy, battling with W… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… amy (she/her) (@Amy_CKing1)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 12:55
Tauheeda YasinMartin (@Heedi101)Tweeting my day for #IWD2020   #MakingWorkVisible. 7:32am - littlest is up. I nurse her while I try to get in a few… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Tauheeda YasinMartin (@Heedi101)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 12:15
Professor Vanessa Munro (@VMunro_Law)#MakingWorkVisible - standing (freezing 🥶) on the sidelines watching my daughter do rugby practice while her brothe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Professor Vanessa Munro (@VMunro_Law)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 10:40
Dr Meryl Kenny (@merylkenny)2 toddler meltdowns later, waiting for the bus. Always a crap shoot on this route as to whether there’ll be room -… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Dr Meryl Kenny (@merylkenny)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 09:53
Natalia Equihua (@Nat_Eq)Ran to the train station, but it's Sunday so the next train is in 20 mins. I wish I could've slept an extra 20 mins… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Natalia Equihua (@Nat_Eq)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 13:15
Lorna Gilfillan (@misslakettles)Working on myself now! Boys all away to football so I’m having an hour in the gym, which I try to do 4 times a week… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Lorna Gilfillan (@misslakettles)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 12:29
Elena Soper (@elenasoper)Back at home in time to watch the rugby whilst going through the accounts for @empowerproject_. Who knew that runni… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Elena Soper (@elenasoper)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 15:32
Leann (@leannk_22)Morning tidying up & cleaning toys. A thankless task as the wee guy wires into the toy box to make some more mess.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Leann (@leannk_22)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 12:59
Angela Cavill-Burch (@onmybiketoo)#MakingWorkVisible 01:00 went outside to latch down our new partially erected shed that was starting to blow away 0… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Angela Cavill-Burch (@onmybiketoo)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 12:36
Dr Kainde Manji (@KaindeManji)Bedtime is chaos so no chance to tweet. I’ll try to capture what I can remember below... #MakingWorkVisible #IWD2020 Dr Kainde Manji (@KaindeManji)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 19:41
Clare MacGillivray (@Clare_MacG)Teresa is 88 today. She still she's tap dancing. Wee sing song for her today. Community connections are important t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Clare MacGillivray (@Clare_MacG)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 11:42
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