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.

Emma Ritch (@EmmaRitch)Women bear the majority of mental load for household and reproductive labour. This is so relevant to… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Emma Ritch (@EmmaRitch)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 07:39
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
FemAle BrewsterFest (@FemAleFestival)So happy to see #makingworkvisible is part of the #internationalwomensday convo. Making the creative labour of wome… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… FemAle BrewsterFest (@FemAleFestival)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 11:29
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
Talat Yaqoob (@talatyaqoob)#MakingWorkVisible so been up since 5.30ish sorting blogposts and media quotes for @Women5050 for the this week. (S… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Talat Yaqoob (@talatyaqoob)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 08:45
Fiona Firth (@FionaF)Realise I have forgotten to have breakfast. (Most unlike me). Make myself coffee and toast, and while in kitchen st… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Fiona Firth (@FionaF)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 10:01
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
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
Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)#makingworkvisible starting the day with a 30min commute and two 15 min walks. Little toddler was up at 6.30am so d… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 07:48
Kainde Manji (@KaindeManji)Baby back on the boob and snoozing. Toddler creating havoc with noisy toys and only slightly distracted by CBeebies #MakingWorkVisible Kainde Manji (@KaindeManji)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 09:18
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
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
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
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