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 membership organisation.

Lynn Williams (@Carer49)Off to get my lovely husband up..every morning involves getting him washed in bed & dressed, helping him to get up,… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Lynn Williams (@Carer49)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 07:21
Anna Ritchie Allan (@msakrit)Good to see this @skillsdevscot poster in Central Station this #IWD2018 Gender norms, stereotyping and the underval… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Anna Ritchie Allan (@msakrit)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 10:41
Lee Chalmers (@leechalmers)Started the day at 6am by taking the dog out for a pee and a run around the shared garden, three flights down… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Lee Chalmers (@leechalmers)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 09:40
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
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
Kaite Welsh (@kaitewelsh)According to January's time tracker (I didn't make one for Feb) I spent 7% or 8.5 hours of my working week doing h… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Kaite Welsh (@kaitewelsh)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 11:31
Kate Nevens (@katenevens)Forgoing morning swim in favour of getting through emails and admin for my voluntary role w @EdinburghCAAT, which c… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Kate Nevens (@katenevens)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 08:53
Emma Trottier (@emmtrott)Catching up on the vital work and progress of @scotwomensaid Building Equality Project for a meeting this AM.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Emma Trottier (@emmtrott)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 08:22
Angus Women's Aid (@aware30)Just put load of laundry on and washed last nights dishes #makingworkvisible Angus Women's Aid (@aware30)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 07:40
Kirsty Connell-Skinner (@Kirsty_CSk)Up at 5.40 to feed the cat, get ready for work and walk to the train station. I’m the main earner, so it makes more… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Kirsty Connell-Skinner (@Kirsty_CSk)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 07:40
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
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
Sarah (@Sarahthoms14)Was up extra early so could rest a bit after taking my medication to keep epilepsy at bay. Really busy, long day at… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Sarah (@Sarahthoms14)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 08:39
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