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.

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
Kainde Manji (@KaindeManji)Baby just started on solids so it's a messy business. Anyone know how to get strawberry stains out?… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Kainde Manji (@KaindeManji)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 09:05
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
Sarah (@Sarahthoms14)Was up extra early so could rest a bit after taking my medication to keep epilepsy at bay. Really busy, long day at… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Sarah (@Sarahthoms14)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 08:39
Vonnie Sandlan (@VonnSand)They say the only thing worse than a warm toilet seat is a warm toothbrush, and I’ve just used a warm toothbrush be… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Vonnie Sandlan (@VonnSand)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 08:35
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
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
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
anna richardson (@AnnaLangside)Couldn’t resist mentioning the under representation of women across the transport sector, since I’m speaking about… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… anna richardson (@AnnaLangside)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 10:22
Lynn Williams (@Carer49)I hope fellow carers can share the sheer amount of work they do...unpaid..every day. Medical, physical, social and… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Lynn Williams (@Carer49)
Twitter March 7 2018 at 21:31
Anna Ritchie Allan (@msakrit)Everyday my life is made a bit easier by being able to work flexibly. It makes dealing with childcare, family illne… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Anna Ritchie Allan (@msakrit)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 09:22
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
Kate Joester (@rebelraising)First job this morning: making up the week's medication for my daughter. Then do the prescription request for anyth… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Kate Joester (@rebelraising)
Twitter March 8 2018 at 07:38
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