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Image description: Today is International Women’s Day. These suffragettes advocated for votes for women in front of the White House around 1917 or 1918.
Photo from the National Archives
Wear red to show your support for women’s heart health.
One in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. Domestic violence not only affects those who are abused, but it also has a negative impact on family members, friends, coworkers, other witnesses, and your community. It’s a serious and sometimes fatal matter.
Domestic violence prevention begins with education. You can help end it by
- Volunteering your time at a local domestic violence program.
- Encouraging teachers and school counselors to openly address domestic violence and healthy relationships.
- Displaying prevention posters and materials in public places such as community bulletin boards, places of worship, schools, and libraries.
If you think someone you know is being abused, find resources to help. If the person is in immediate danger, call 911.
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a day to celebrate achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. There are many women in government who have made notable contributions to these fields.
One such woman is Naval Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, also known as “Amazing Grace.” She conceptualized one of the first computer programming languages and is generally credited with popularizing the term “debugging” for fixing computer glitches – which was motivated by including an actual moth removed from the computer in the log book.