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'Law & Order: SVU' star Mariska Hargitay, Peter Hermann at Joy Rocks
September 28, 2013 • Los Angeles Times
By David Keeps
Mariska Hargitay, who stars as Det. Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and is founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation, hosted a fundraiser on Thursday for the nonprofit — which assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and child abuse — and celebrated the actress’ public service announcements for the No More campaign. read more
HomeFree Content States on Skates roller skaters return to Salida, raise $26,000
May 26, 2015 • The Mountain Mail
By Ryan Summerlin

Three Ark Valley High Rollers are back in their street shoes after 78 days of skating from the Atlantic to the Pacific Coast.

Their roller derby teammates, friends and some people who were just plain curious packed into Café Dawn Monday for their return party to see a slide show of the trio’s last 3½ months.

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Mariska Hargitay on Making Time for Yourself
April 24th, 2009 • Health Magazine
By Jancee Dunn
Mariska Hargitay is a sharer. When the warm and outgoing Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress talks to Health, she’s so eager to pass on tips for a healthier, more balanced life that she opens up her cabinets to recite what’s inside, then later sends a follow-up e-mail (signed ‘xo, Mariska’). read more
Nurses who deal with sexual assault cases are 'a special kind of person'
November 5th, 2009 • Times Herald-Record
By Heather Yakin
Caring for and collecting evidence from survivors of sexual assault takes a special mix of compassion and technical expertise. read more
"My Faith Pulled Me Through"
September 10th, 2010 • Good Housekeeping
By Sheila Weiler
It took years. It almost broke her heart. Here, for the first time, Mariska Hargitay shares the tender story of how she adopted her two precious new kids. read more
#RocksMyWorld: Mariska Hargitay and Me & Ro Team Up to Make New Jewelry for the Joyful Heart Foundation
Nov. 27, 2014 • InStyle
By Marion Fasel

Gifts that also contribute to charity make great presents during the holiday season. The “No More” pendant Me & Ro designer Robin Renzi created with Mariska Hargitay for her Joyful Heart Foundation is not only the kind of jewel you put on and never take off, it also benefits a good cause. “This Me & Ro necklace is a beautiful way to show—and kindle in others—the commitment to ending sexual assault and domestic violence,” Hargitay says.

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$79m pledged to eliminate persistent rape kit backlog
September 10, 2015 • The Guardian
By Jessica Glenza
Joe Biden and attorney general Loretta Lynch announce initiative to end backlog of untested sexual assault DNA kits. read more
'Law & Order: SVU' actress Mariska Hargitay decries delay in rape kit testing
March 10, 2014 • Detroit Free Press
By Paul Egan and Gina Damron
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy on Monday enlisted some star power in her push for funding and legislation to help clear a backlog of thousands of untested Detroit rape kits. read more
'Law & Order: SVU' Celebrates 300th episode
October 24th, 2012 • Tulsa World
By Rita Sherrow
On Wednesday, "Law & Order: SVU" celebrates its 300th episode and, while victory is sweet, creator and executive producer Dick Wolf is well-aware no one is indispensable. read more
'Law & Order: SVU' Star Mariska Hargitay Helps Real-Life Victims
July 25, 2013 • Hamptons Magazine
By George Stephanopoulos
Mariska Hargitay sits down with George Stephanopoulos and Hamptons Magazine to discuss how her role on the hit NBC series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has influenced her life over the past 14 years. read more
'Law and Order' Star Testifies About Rape Kits, Sexual Violence to Congress
June 16, 2017 • NBC New York
By NBC New York

Mariska Hargitay, who plays the tough, dogged lead on "Law & Order: SVU," testified on behalf of real-life rape survivors Friday in front of a task force on sexual violence in the Capitol.

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'NO MORE' Outtakes: Stars at a Loss for Words
Dec. 19, 2014 • Access Hollywood
By Access Hollywood Live
The heartfelt moments that make up the new "Speechless" videos in the NO MORE PSA campaign were featured on Access Hollywood. read more
'SVU' actress Mariska Hargitay to join Biden on tour of Austin Hotline
October 29, 2013 • Austin American Statesman
By Jonathan Tilove
Mariska Hargitay, who for 14 years has played New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on the NBC television drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” will join Vice President Joe Biden on his visit to the National Domestic Violence Hotline in Austin on Wednesday, the vice president’s office confirmed today. read more
'SVU' star Mariska Hargitay joins forces with pros to revamp DNA evidence tool for rape victims
October 22nd, 2009 • NY Daily News
By Patrick O'Shaughnessy
A new kit for collecting forensic evidence from rape victims will be unveiled today - the first revamping of the crucial tool in 20 years. read more
'SVU' star, Biden join forces
March 13, 2013 • Politico
By Caitlin McDevitt
Spotted: Actress Mariska Hargitay of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” fame listening to Vice President Joe Biden discuss ways to reduce domestic violence on Wednesday. read more
12 celebrities who use their fame for good
October 30, 2015 • TriplePundit
By Mary Mazzoni

Most of us know Mariska Hargitay for her role as Detective Olivia Benson on the long-running television hit, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” But what went on behind the scenes may come as a surprise.

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1in6, Inc. and Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation Announce Partnership to Kick Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April 2nd 2012 • Yahoo! News
By Steve LePore, 1in6
In recognition of April serving as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, 1in6, Inc.—a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help men who experienced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives—proudly announces their recent partnership with the Joyful Heart Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Emmy Award-winning actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit with the mission to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. read more
2,800-Mile Trek Brings Colorado Team to Berwick
March 30, 2015 • St. Mary Now
By Zachary Fitzgerald

A Colorado women’s roller derby team, on a mission to raise funds to stop domestic violence and sexual assault, skated their way into the Tri-City area Sunday as part of a 2,800-mile trip across the country.

Kim Bouldin, 43, of Salida, Colorado; Brenna Eaker, 29, of Salida, Colorado; Gracie Cole, 31, of Nathrop, Colorado; and Rebecca Hudson, 30, of Buena Vista, Colorado, stopped in Berwick on Sunday to spend the night. All are members of a roller derby team called the Ark Valley High Rollers on a journey they’re calling “States on Skates.”

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2010 Joyful Heart Foundation Gala in NYC
May 6th, 2010 • The Gossipist
By B.D. Wong
Last night, the organization held a fundraiser attended by Mariska Hargitay, Rosie Perez, Stephanie March, B.D. Wong, Chris Meloni, Maria Bello, and more. read more
2011 - Seven Who Create New Visions of Change
January 5th, 2011 • Women's eNews
By Colleen Flahtery
Cleaning the streets of Los Angeles in 1992, which were trashed by a community after the acquittal of police accused of beating Rodney King, provided an epiphany for Maile Zambuto, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and a college rape. read more
2011: The Year of National Rape Kit Backlog Reform
December 20th, 2010 • The Huffington Post
By Sarah Tofte
The end of a year inspires bold predictions for the next one. At the end of this year, I am predicting that 2011 will be a year of unprecedented reform of the backlog of untested rape kits in the United State read more
5 Celebrities Who Are Champions For Domestic Violence Survivors
May 2, 2015 • Bustle
By Jamie Kenney

In tonight's highly anticipated fight against Manny Pacquiao , Floyd Mayweather will make over $100 million. He estimates that he will make $200 million at least. Truly, those might be modest estimates. Let that sink in for a second. Personally, I think it's pretty disgusting that literally anyone would make that much money for a single event. There are certainly better places that money could be spent.

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5 ways to help end rape in Alaska
February 4, 2014 • CNN Opinion
By John D. Sutter
Join organizations in Alaska in their efforts to help to make it a safer place. read more
50 Facts About Domestic Violence
November 30, 2012 • Huffington Post
By Soraya Chemaly
Sunday was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the launch of this year's16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. In the time it takes me to write this paragraph, 26 people--given our statistics probably all women--will be assaulted by an intimate partner in the U.S. In the roughly 48 hours between my writing and posting, at least six women in the US and hundreds if not thousands around the world will be killed by violent spouses. read more
60 Percent of Americans Know a Survivor of Domestic Abuse or Sexual Assault: No More Excuses
September 24, 2013 • The Huffington Post
By Soraya Chemaly
Sixty percent of Americans know a survivor of domestic violence. One in three women (30 percent), one in seven men (14 percent) report living with intimate violence. read more

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