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.

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
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
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
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
Clare MacGillivray (@Clare_MacG)#MakingWorkVisible #InternationalWomensDay 👕 Another washing done 📢 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
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
Fiona Harvey (she/her) (@MadeByFi)Debated getting involved in this (I've done it previous years) because I'm so tired from adjusting to being a singl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Fiona Harvey (she/her) (@MadeByFi)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 09:19
Joanna Barrett (@Joanna_Barrett)I spent #InternationalWomensDay on part-time furlough so I can care for my children because the year since last… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Joanna Barrett (@Joanna_Barrett)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 18:28
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
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
Alys (@alysmumford)I'm not on cat feeding duty in the morning as we switched chores this year (I get the litter 💩) but get up earlier… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Alys (@alysmumford)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 09:50
Jane OD (@MsJaneOD)Finished voluntary role about 5pm. Did some more paid work emails and started a political report for Convention.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Jane OD (@MsJaneOD)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 19:23
Cally Fox McKay (@CallyFoxMcKay)I’ve taken a day of annual leave to allow Andrew to start back at work after a month of parental leave. Next stop w… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Cally Fox McKay (@CallyFoxMcKay)
Twitter March 8 2021 at 08:20
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