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.

Joanna Barrett (@Joanna_Barrett)Normal day feeding, clothing, looking after the kids includes sorting out meds and chest physio for my two CFers.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Joanna Barrett (@Joanna_Barrett)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 12:34
Clare Simpson (@ClareMSimpson)Kudos to all those tweeting their work and #MakingWorkVisible for #IWD2020. Decided just to take the day and have a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Clare Simpson (@ClareMSimpson)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 12:23
Talat (@talatyaqoob)#IWD2020 @EngenderScot are #MakingWorkVisible to highlight women’s unpaid labour-here’s my morning so far: ➡️social… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Talat (@talatyaqoob)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 09:58
Khaliz (@triggerbanton)Sitting watching telly under me blanket with a coffee and brekkie. life. #IWD2020 #MakingWorkVisible Khaliz (@triggerbanton)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 12:10
Emma Ritch (@EmmaRitch)Hanging up a last load of washing & reflecting on #MakingWorkVisible. Women’s overshare of unpaid work: 💳Stops w… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Emma Ritch (@EmmaRitch)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 22:01
Lynn Williams (@Carer49)@EngenderScot So...so...so..so....so much washing being done. Another load being prepped as we seek, waiting to unl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Lynn Williams (@Carer49)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 13:22
Vonnie (@VonnSand)I’m thinking about the finances for the month. I’ve got expenses to sort out which I’ve been trying to find time to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Vonnie (@VonnSand)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 10:45
Maggie Chapman (@MaggieChapman)This #IWD2020 I have cooked food for cat, fed said cat, gone for sunrise swim with other women (after pic), done so… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Maggie Chapman (@MaggieChapman)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 11:41
amy (she/her) (@Amy_CKing1)I've been getting creative with Canva, monitoring social media, working on blog posts and strategy, battling with W… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… amy (she/her) (@Amy_CKing1)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 12:55
Angela Cavill-Burch (@onmybiketoo)#MakingWorkVisible 01:00 went outside to latch down our new partially erected shed that was starting to blow away 0… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Angela Cavill-Burch (@onmybiketoo)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 12:36
Leann (@leannk_22)Morning tidying up & cleaning toys. A thankless task as the wee guy wires into the toy box to make some more mess.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Leann (@leannk_22)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 12:59
Melody House (@melodyhouse01)Shopping - done ✅ Washing - hung up ✅ 2nd load - on ✅ Now time for an afternoon stroll to the Botanical Gardens #MakingWorkVisible Melody House (@melodyhouse01)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 13:08
amanda ptolomey (@amandasays)It’s a #PhDWeekend for me this #IWD2020 spending it writing about the resources disabled young women in Scotland dr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… amanda ptolomey (@amandasays)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 12:54
Dr Jackie Gulland (@JackieGulland)Spent yesterday with my mother, checked her mail, fridge, diary and medication, dealt with bills, got rid of junk m… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Dr Jackie Gulland (@JackieGulland)
Twitter March 8 2020 at 12:28
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