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.

Lindsey Scott (@McScottyDesign)6.30am yoga, schoolrun, work, meet kids from school, parents night, make dinner, sons drum lesson, grocery shop, cleaning😴#MakingWorkVisible Lindsey Scott (@McScottyDesign)
Twitter March 8 2017 at 21:04
Lindsay Ashford (@ssiah_a)#MakingWorkVisible So far? Pre-work: Housework & cat. Paid: Sys admin, proofreading, graphic design, workflow management. Lunch: Food shop. Lindsay Ashford (@ssiah_a)
Twitter March 8 2017 at 13:17
Jane-Claire Judson (@JCJudson)We had 4 fantastic women volunteering their time to support the Buggy Walk! @PathsforAll @activestirling1 #IWD2017 #MakeWorkVisible Jane-Claire Judson (@JCJudson)
Twitter March 8 2017 at 14:18
Engender Scotland (@EngenderScot)Fab response to our #MakingWorkVisible survey so far. Have you told us about the work you do on a typical day yet? surveymonkey.co.uk/r/makingworkvi… Engender Scotland (@EngenderScot)
Twitter March 3 2017 at 13:03
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
Heather (@hrussell__)Interesting/engaging stuff coming frm @EngenderScot these days!See also #MakingWorkVisible survey for… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… Heather (@hrussell__)
Twitter March 2 2017 at 16:08
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
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
Margaret Young (@penguinos99)Caring for the elderly when they need a little help with personal care #PetsNeedCareToo #MakingWorkVisible #IWD2017 Margaret Young (@penguinos99)
Twitter March 8 2017 at 12:33
tara thomson (@situationniste)Number of students for whom I'm not personal tutor yet have provided additional pastoral care, before lunch: 4 #MakingWorkVisible tara thomson (@situationniste)
Twitter March 8 2017 at 12:54
Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)On #IWD2017 I will be working from home which involves balancing PhD research with caring for my toddler... challenging 😝 #makingworkvisible Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)
Twitter March 7 2017 at 21:59
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
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