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.

Amanda Hopwood (@Hopwood_tweets)As with all days #IWD2018 starts with waking up a 4yr old, dressing and feeding the family, commuting to work signi… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Amanda Hopwood (@Hopwood_tweets)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 16:12
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
Eilidh Dickson (@EhLoDee)I’ve been a bit rubbish about #makingworkvisible this morning, but I’ve been reading up on gendered experiences of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Eilidh Dickson (@EhLoDee)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 11:30
Dr Vikki Turbine (@VikTurbine)On #InternationalWomensDay I’m on #USSstrike. #Day 9. Usually I’d be writing, teaching & presenting on IWD. Withdr… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Dr Vikki Turbine (@VikTurbine)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 07:11
Kirsty Connell-Skinner (@Kirsty_CSk)That's most of the morning spent writing; thanking a colleague for actioning a US donation query for me (as I'm wor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Kirsty Connell-Skinner (@Kirsty_CSk)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 11:28
maxiboose (@maxiboose)Since my AS diagnosis last summer & starting treatment which has compromised my immune system, I mostly work from h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… maxiboose (@maxiboose)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 11:18
Vonnie Sandlan (@VonnSand)Also, when #MakingWorkVisible, negotiating with tired belligerent teens anxious about upcoming exams should be a st… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Vonnie Sandlan (@VonnSand)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 07:19
Fi Harvey (@MadeByFi)I've started getting up earlier in the mornings so I can actually get myself ready, get my 5 year old dressed, make… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Fi Harvey (@MadeByFi)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 09:36
Clare MacGillivray (@Clare_MacG)#IWD2019 #MakingWorkVisible Community labour. Spotted my pal's Mum at the bus stop and gave her a wee run home on t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Clare MacGillivray (@Clare_MacG)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 11:22
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
Christina (@Tea_Operated)Update: sprog was dropped at school on time, planned her joint birthday party with a friend, nipped to shop, got na… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Christina (@Tea_Operated)
Twitter March 8 2019 at 11:00
Emma Ritch (@EmmaRitch)First check-in with my inbox is at 0615. A wee glimpse: Have a meeting on abortion today that colleagues… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Emma Ritch (@EmmaRitch)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 08:58
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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