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.

Fiona Harvey (she/her) (@MadeByFi)7 year old has gone outside to play with friends so I can sneak a few minutes for me. All the while, I'm looking ou… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Fiona Harvey (she/her) (@MadeByFi)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 17:18
Dr Jackie Gulland (@JackieGulland)#MakingWorkVisible Negotiating with care agencies, shopping; checking fridge; medication; making lunch; helping w… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Dr Jackie Gulland (@JackieGulland)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 09:03
Clare MacGillivray (@Clare_MacG)#MakingWorkVisible #InternationalWomensDay πŸ‘• Another washing done πŸ“’ Being an alarm clock 🧦 Finding socks for teens… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Clare MacGillivray (@Clare_MacG)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 12:50
Kirsten Hogg (@KirstenHogg)The hardest part of #MakingWorkVisible for me today is trying to show the constant juggle of paid and unpaid work f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Kirsten Hogg (@KirstenHogg)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 13:53
Vonnie Sandlan (@VonnSand)It’s 3.15pm & with my reduced hours due to Covid, I’m finished paid work for the day. I struggle with this every d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Vonnie Sandlan (@VonnSand)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 15:18
Kirsty Blackman (@KirstySNP)6.5 hours of meetings today and 5.5 tomorrow. I suppose at least I don't have to run between meetings at the moment… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Kirsty Blackman (@KirstySNP)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 16:31
Elena Soper (@elenasoper)One of the things we do to differentiate between day job time and life admin time is listen to @BBCRadioScot Get It… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Elena Soper (@elenasoper)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 19:54
Katie Horsburgh (@HorsburghKatie)This is the first spare moment I’ve had today to join in with #InternationalWomensDay #MakingWorkVisible, which pro… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Katie Horsburgh (@HorsburghKatie)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 15:19
Claire Miller (@CllrCMiller)I’m not getting a lunch at lunchtime today, because I’m in meetings throughout. But the upside of working from home… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Claire Miller (@CllrCMiller)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 13:28
amy (she/her) (@Amy_CKing1)Since the various family illnesses (and deaths) started in December, I've lived with a near-constant stomach ache a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… amy (she/her) (@Amy_CKing1)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 20:05
Kirsty Connell-Skinner (@Kirsty_CSk)Emails mostly sorted - both Seumas and I work 5 days over 4 for childcare, and Friday is the day I’m not in the off… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Kirsty Connell-Skinner (@Kirsty_CSk)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 08:29
Vonnie Sandlan (@VonnSand)For #IWD2021 I’m going to tweet elements of my day as part of #MakingWorkVisible. It’s ten to nine. I’m eating my… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Vonnie Sandlan (@VonnSand)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 08:52
Jane OD (@MsJaneOD)Another load of laundry during lunch break. Now for an important session on mental health with colleagues across t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Jane OD (@MsJaneOD)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 13:19
Kirsty 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί πŸ¦ŠπŸ“– (@stripey_kitten)Dinner done. The kids are on clean up. Final bits of work prep done for the morning. Just one last load of laundry… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Kirsty 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί πŸ¦ŠπŸ“– (@stripey_kitten)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 19:32
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