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.
Learn more about how you can help end domestic violence.
If you think someone you know is being abused, find resources to help. If the person is in immediate danger, call 911.
Image description: This moth was found trapped in the Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator while it was being tested at Harvard University on September 9, 1945. Image courtesy of the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
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.
Learn more about Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper and Ada Lovelace Day.
Find out how you can help stop the violence.