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Man Charged in 1995 New York City Rape and Robbery After DNA Match
May 4, 2015 • Jezebel
Anna Merlan

The Manhattan District Attorney has charged Joseph Giardala, 44, with raping and robbing a woman in New York City’s West Village in 1995. New York couldn’t identify Giardala by name after the rape, but entered his DNA into a national database, where it matched with a case in Florida earlier this year. In the years since allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman at knifepoint, Giardala has lived in at least eleven different U.S. states and appears to have traveled out of the country dozens of times.

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Why Every Business Should Also Get Into the Business of Good
April 29, 2015 • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/suzanne-lerner/why-every-business-should_b_7169922.html
Suzanne Lerner

As a founder of a global brand for over 25 years, Michael Stars (I founded it in 1986 year with my husband, Michael), it would be easy for me to only focus on opportunities that made me money or elevated my company's profile. But instead, I've chosen a dual career: one as a business leader, and one as a leader in philanthropy.

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Salida roller derby athletes tackling cross-country fundraising skate
April 28, 2015 • The Denver Post
Jason Blevins

Kim Bouldin sounds lost.

"What day is this? I've lost track. I think we are on day 20," she says, her voice lost in the growl of a passing truck.

She's at a roadside convenience store just outside Biloxi, Miss.

The days are a blur. Roller skating 700 miles on rough roads over three weeks does strange things to your mind and body, says the mother and wife from Salida.

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Biden: ‘Guys … you have to step up’ to fight violence against women
April 25, 2015 • The Hill
Jordan Fabian
Vice President Biden is teaming up with actress Jessica Szohr for an event raising awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence. read more
States on Skates and Joyful Heart Foundation
April 8, 2015 • Click Orlando
Q&A with Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order actress, and creator of Joyful Heart Foundation
April 1, 2015 • Fempower
Melissa Seymour

Melissa Seymour: Hi, Mariska! Thanks so much for speaking with us today. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?

Mariska Hargitay: I’m an actress an activist, and a mom of three.  I’ve played Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for the past 16 years. I’ve also taken my turn behind the camera, directing the groundbreaking NO MORE PSAs and a number of episodes of Law & Order: SVU.  I am also the Founder and President of the Joyful Heart Foundation.

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2,800-Mile Trek Brings Colorado Team to Berwick
March 30, 2015 • St. Mary Now
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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Mariska Hargitay on Olivia Benson: Actress Reveals how role made her want to help others
March 6, 2015 • Inquisitr
Regina Avalos

Mariska Hargitay is speaking out on Olivia Benson and the impact the role has had on her life in a new interview with People Magazine. Hargitay has portrayed Benson for the last 16 years on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the role has changed her life.

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They Put A Celebrity On Camera And Asked Her To Talk About A Rough Topic. She Only Got 2 Words Out.
Jan. 20, 2015 • Upworthy
Laura Willard
She's totally speechless, and how can you blame her? read more
Ads Say 'No More' To Domestic Violence, But Will Audience Listen?
Jan. 14, 2015 • NPR
Maggie Penman
The subtext? No more domestic violence, and no more sexual assault. read more
Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 12-19
Dec. 19, 2014 • Adweek
David Griner
Apple bridges generations, celebrities fall silent, and Ikea shows what kids really want read more
Rape Kit Testing Law Passes, Heads to Ohio Governor’s Desk
Dec. 19, 2014 • RH Reality Check
Nina Liss-Schultz
The Ohio house passed a bill Wednesday meant to completely clear a backlog of untested rape kits in law enforcement offices across the state. read more
SVU’s Mariska Hargitay Says NO MORE to Rape and Domestic Violence
Dec. 19, 2014 • The Washington Post
Diana Reese
If you’ve ever watched even one episode of “SVU,” you can understand why Hargitay, who’s won both Emmy and Golden Globe awards for her portrayal of Det. Benson, has turned activist for the victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Her latest effort, aimed “at getting the conversation started” about these issues that often “are swept under the carpet,” ironically relies on silence and raw emotion rather than on cleverly scripted words. read more
Celebrities Including Hilary Swank and Mariska Hargitay are Rendered 'Speechless' with Emotion in New PSA to Raise Awareness about Domestic Violence
Dec. 17, 2014 • Daily Mail UK
Erin Clements
The campaign, which also stars Tim Gunn, Jemima Kirke, Mary J Blige and other famous faces, was launched by the organization NO MORE. The videos feature outtakes from No More's previous campaign, and are completely unscripted.  read more
Outtakes From the 'No More' Campaign Are More Powerful Than the Original PSAs: Y&R's 'Speechless' Series
Dec. 15, 2014 • Adweek
Andrew McMains
Sometimes, it's the unexpected things that happen on a commercial set that send the most powerful message of all. Case in point: the Joyful Heart Foundation's "No More" campaign against domestic violence and sexual assault. read more
Congress Poised To Dedicate $41 Million To Help End Backlog of Rape Kits
Dec. 11, 2014 • CBS New York
CBS NY Staff
“It’s a huge deal,” said Sarah Tofte, vice president of policy and advocacy for the Joyful Heart Foundation, which is pushing for ending the rape kit backlog. read more
NFL STARS AND ACTORS ARE RENDERED "SPEECHLESS" BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THESE POWERFUL PSAS
Dec. 12, 2014 • Fast Company
Jennifer Miller
Some subjects are so painful, it's hard to find the words to talk about them. read more
San Francisco Police Make Progress on Backlog of Untested Rape Kits
Dec. 12, 2014 • CBS San Francisco
CBS San Francisco Staff
The San Francisco Police Department announced this week that it has cleared a backlog of sexual assault kits dating back more than 10 years. read more
No Words: Boosted by NFL Controversy, Anti-Abuse Group Readies New Ads
Dec. 10, 2014 • AdAge
Jack Neff
Unscripted Ads Use Emotional Outtakes From Shoots; Will Super Bowl Follow? read more
Money to Address Rape Kit Backlog in Congressional Spending Bill
Dec. 10, 2014 • BuzzFeed
Alison Vingiano
Advocates praised the inclusion of $41 million to handle thousands of untested rape kits. read more
Mariska Hargitay Directs New 'No More' PSAs on Domestic Violence
Dec. 10, 2014 • ABC News
Luchina Fisher
"There was no one who didn't have a particular line resonate so deeply that they had to take a moment to gather themselves," Hargitay, who directed the spots and whose Joyful Heart Foundation produced them, told ABC News. read more
National Rape Kit Backlog Gets a $35 Million Boost
Dec. 9, 2014 • Epoch Times
Genevieve Belmaker
The massive national backlog of rape kits is being targeted by Manhattan’s district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr. According to Vance, there is a backlog of “hundreds of thousands of rape kits” across the country in police warehouses. read more
The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Me&Ro and the Joyful Heart Foundation's 'NO MORE' Pendant
Dec. 8, 2014 • Forbes
Barry Samaha
In collaboration with The Joyful Heart Foundation, Me&Ro has created the “NO MORE” pendant to support the mission to end domestic violence and assault. read more
The NFL's response to domestic violence and sexual assault
Dec. 5, 2014 • NFL.COM
NFL.COM
When faced with these issues in the summer of 2014, it quickly became clear that the NFL needed to know and do more. read more
#RocksMyWorld: Mariska Hargitay and Me & Ro Team Up to Make New Jewelry for the Joyful Heart Foundation
Nov. 27, 2014 • InStyle
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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