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, by leaving us a comment here, or by sharing you day with us on stories on Instagram at @engender.scot.

Powered by Engender, Scotland’s feminist policy organisation.

Megan Watson πŸ’™ (@DrMeganWatson)OK, #MakingWorkVisible this one is a little different, but I think it's important that it's made visible too. I'll… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Megan Watson πŸ’™ (@DrMeganWatson)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 10:09
Anna Auld (@AnnaAuld)While I love my cloth nappies, they are more work, adding 3 washing loads to the other 5 a week. And the mental loa… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Anna Auld (@AnnaAuld)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 10:17
Caron Lindsay πŸ”Ά πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ³οΈ‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί (@caronmlindsay)Many women do a lot of the mental labour for those around them - planning, organising, prompting. When we are well… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Caron Lindsay πŸ”Ά πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ³οΈ‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί (@caronmlindsay)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 10:52
Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)8.50 - delighted to see my mum just back from her holidays, she is retired and now takes care of Caitlin 3 days per… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 10:09
Lynsey Hamilton (@L_Hamilton89)16.30pm - Toddler is home its clearly been a hard day πŸ˜‚ we are having a play/watching cartoons whilst dinner cooks… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Lynsey Hamilton (@L_Hamilton89)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 16:50
Prof Valerie Egdell (@valerie_egdell)More feeding, burping & changing before leaving the house to walk into town. The baby has been awake all morning so… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Prof Valerie Egdell (@valerie_egdell)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 13:33
Kate Joester (@rebelraising)So having ordered repeat meds a week in advance cos 72 hours to get prescription to pharmacy + 24 hours for pharmac… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Kate Joester (@rebelraising)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 14:34
Ria Robertson (@RiaDRobertson)@MrsFantoosh Covid household just now. I've been the one to contact the school, nursery, update the covid results o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Ria Robertson (@RiaDRobertson)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 10:16
Cally Fox McKay (@CallyFoxMcKay)Lunchtime! Quickly ate a bagel. Then wrapped Sully’s birthday presents and opened all the parcels that have arrived… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Cally Fox McKay (@CallyFoxMcKay)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 13:15
Kirsty Connell-Skinner (@Kirsty_CSk)Two cups of tea, three Teams meetings (check in with colleague currently abroad caring for an unwell parent, strate… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Kirsty Connell-Skinner (@Kirsty_CSk)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 11:23
Kirsty Connell-Skinner (@Kirsty_CSk)Grab another cup of tea (channelling @EmmaRitch) before tackling my to-do list. But first buying a 70th birthday pr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Kirsty Connell-Skinner (@Kirsty_CSk)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 11:32
🌻 Vonnie πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ (@VonnSand)Kid 2 has just arrived home after staying behind at school to work on some Nat 5 coursework. We've had a brief chat… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 🌻 Vonnie πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ (@VonnSand)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 16:49
Making Rights Real (@Rights_Real)#MakingWorkVisible has the usual morning routine, getting folk up. And the small matter of raising πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ ΏπŸ‡΅πŸ‡Έ femi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Making Rights Real (@Rights_Real)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 08:16
Charlotte Maddix (@cwmaddix)Nursery pickup. Pushing ~35kg of children and buggy up and down a hill. Grateful to past me for making a giant past… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Charlotte Maddix (@cwmaddix)
Twitter March 8 2022 at 17:41
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