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From 2017-2023 on International Women's Day Engender charted the work done by women across Scotland using #MakingWorkVisible

By work, we mean much more than the paid labour which most economists count as “work”. We know much of the work done by women – caring, looking after households, making sure everyone is supported – is often invisible in society. We also know that without this work, the work done by others would not happen.

We've collected these stories, blogs and tweets from women in all walks of life across Scotland to highlight the work done by women, and to make the case that this work needs to be recognised and valued.

Find out more about Engender's work for women's equality here.

KVincent (@KVincent7)#MakingWorkVisible Morning break. Make coffee and porridge for self and partner, change out laundry and prep breast… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… KVincent (@KVincent7)
Twitter March 8 2023 at 10:59
Caron Lindsay 🔶 🇺🇦🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈🇪🇺 (@caronmlindsay)My invisible work has become a lot harder and a greater proportion of my total activity this year as I have struggl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Caron Lindsay 🔶 🇺🇦🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈🇪🇺 (@caronmlindsay)
Twitter March 8 2023 at 09:13
Mona Vaghefian (@mvaghefian)Heading into the trickiest bit of the day. Because of my husband's commute, it's always me on nursery pickup and te… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Mona Vaghefian (@mvaghefian)
Twitter March 8 2023 at 17:16
Anne McCormack (@anniemac76)lunch break: made a dentist's appointment for my dad and called him for a chat, made lunch for me and teen. replied… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Anne McCormack (@anniemac76)
Twitter March 8 2023 at 13:32
Tinkslou (@tinkslou)So I've been up since half past 6 but am only now getting 2 mins to #MakingWorkVisible on #InternationalWomensDay Tinkslou (@tinkslou)
Twitter March 8 2023 at 09:59
Cally Fox McKay (@CallyFoxMcKay)Toddler finally happy after 3 breakfasts. He’s now ‘fixing’ things so I can check in with my team and answer a few… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Cally Fox McKay (@CallyFoxMcKay)
Twitter March 8 2023 at 09:27
Kirsty Connell-Skinner (@Kirsty_CSk)Getting ready meant packing for two days work in London. I’ve now just dropped Malc at nursery and am heading to a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Kirsty Connell-Skinner (@Kirsty_CSk)
Twitter March 8 2023 at 08:20
Elena Soper (@elenasoper)Up bright and early today to head through to Glasgow for a day of #IWD2023 events. Working through my emails on the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Elena Soper (@elenasoper)
Twitter March 8 2023 at 07:37
Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)8.00am - quite a few house things I could be doing but I get my big girl’s hair done and feed the pup… then kisses… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)
Twitter March 8 2023 at 08:50
Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)9:20am - first coffee of the day and into the office 😊 Good to catch up with colleagues and be able to get work don… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Alyson Laird (@AlysonLaird)
Twitter March 8 2023 at 09:54
Mona Vaghefian (@mvaghefian)Woke up at about midnight last night by my 3yo having a night terror, he slept in with us for the rest of the night… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Mona Vaghefian (@mvaghefian)
Twitter March 8 2023 at 09:17
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