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'Law & Order: SVU' actress Mariska Hargitay decries delay in rape kit testing
March 10, 2014 • Detroit Free Press
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
Mariska Hargitay to Produce Documentary on Rape Kit Backlog (Exclusive)
March 10, 2014 • The Hollywood Reporter
Lesley Goldberg
The "Law & Order: SVU" star's Joyful Heart Foundation will serve as a beneficiary of the film. read more
Kym Worthy: Testing small portion of Detroit's 11,000-plus rape kit backlog identified 100 serial rapists
March 10, 2014 • MLive
Gus Burns
Prosecutor Kym Worthy speaks at a press conference at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice about the 11,000 untested rape kits in the county waiting testing and investigation, Monday, March 10, 2014. Worthy was joined by actress and Joyful Heart Foundation founder Mariska Hargitay to talk about Detroit's progress in testing and getting justice for survivors of sexual assault. read more
Actress Hargitay Backs Detroit Rape Kit Project
March 10, 2014 • Associated Press
Corey Williams
Actress Mariska Hargitay, who portrays a police detective on television, on Monday pledged her support for a real-life crime-fighting effort: quicker testing for a backlog of thousands of rape kits in the Detroit area and across Michigan. read more
Mariska Hargitay Says Thank You For Funding Rape Kit Backlog
March 6, 2014 • Ecorazzi
Maria Mooney
ENDTHEBACKLOG is a part of the Joyful Heart Foundation’s initiative to end the injustice of untested rape kits, and its efforts have not gone unnoticed. read more
States fight rape kit backlog
February 25, 2014 • MSNBC
Erin Delmore
States across the country are proposing and enacting legislation to tackle the estimated 400,000 untested rape kits nationwide. read more
Ending the Rape Kit Backlog
February 21, 2014 • Women's Media Center
Marcia G. Yerman
The White House Council on Women and Girls released a report in January entitled “Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action.” read more
Guest column: End to rape kit backlog will serve healing
February 17, 2014 • The Commercial Appeal
Memphis Mayor AC Wharton and Sarah Tofte
Last week we stood together as Memphis made a public commitment to address and eliminate the city’s backlog of untested sexual assault kits. read more
Memphis has largest backlog of untested rape kits in US
February 12, 2014 • WLOX 13
Kontji Anthony
Memphis has the largest known number of untested rape kits in the country. It is why the City of Memphis held a news conference Wednesday morning to announce several developments regarding the city's rape kit backlog. read more
Mariska Hargitay talks 'SVU'
February 4, 2014 • CBS News
The Talk
Mariska Hargitay discusses how her role on 'Law and Order: SVU' influenced her decision to found the Joyful Heart Foundation, and shaped the mission to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. read more
5 ways to help end rape in Alaska
February 4, 2014 • CNN Opinion
John D. Sutter
Join organizations in Alaska in their efforts to help to make it a safer place. read more
Rape Victims Sue Police Over Decade-Long Rape Kit Backlog
December 27, 2013 • Mint Press News
Katie Rucke
A lawsuit accuses the Memphis Police Department of a history of discriminating against females. read more
Steal Her Style (For a Good Cause): Julia Roberts’ Printed Scarf
December 15, 2013 • InStyle
What's Right Now!
Julia Roberts wears the Theodora & Callum Red Printed "Joyful Heart" Multi Scarf. read more
If We Want To Take Sexual Assault Seriously, We Need To Test Thousands Of Rape Kits First
December 10, 2013 • ThinkProgress
Tara Culp-Ressler
Here in the United States, which came first: A victim-blaming rape culture, or a police force that doesn’t take sexual assault cases seriously? It’s a classic chicken-and-egg situation. There’s no right answer. read more
Domestic Violence: The Secret Killer that Costs $8.3 Billion Annually
December 5, 2013 • Forbes
Robert Pearl
A woman comes to the doctor with depression, fatigue and insomnia. A co-worker stays late in the office even when there is not much to do. A sales associate appears tired and distracted. For each of these individuals, domestic violence – physical, sexual, verbal, emotional or psychological abuse against an intimate partner – could be the underlying cause of distress. read more
Kristen Bell Helps Raise Money to End Homelessness During 'Path Partners' Charity Event
November 29, 2013 • Just Jared
Kristen Bell attends a Thanksgiving Day charity event to help end homelessness on Thursday (November 28) in Los Angeles, wearing Theodora and Callum's Red Multi Joyful Heart Wearable Art Scarf. read more
Kristen Bell Raises Money to End Homelessness with Path Partners Charity
November 29, 2013 • Gossip Center
Kristen Bell pictured in Hollywood wearing Theodora & Callum’s Red Multi Joyful Heart Wearable Art Scarf. read more
Gift Guide For Women — Stylish Shopping Ideas For The Holidays
November 27, 2013 • Hollywood Life
Theodora & Callum's Black Multi Inca Tie All Scarf benefitting Joyful Heart featured in Hollywood Life's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. read more
Mariska Hargitay: A Hollywood star for an actress – and activist (+video)
November 9, 2013 • The Christian Science Monitor
David Clark Scott
Mariska Hargitay got a Hollywood star for her role on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." But Mariska Hargitay also heads a foundation against domestic violence. read more
Mariska Hargitay Helps Survivors of Rape and Violence Find Hope
November 8, 2013 • Variety
Carole Horst
Mariska Hargitay’s fictional life on “Law & Order: Special Victms Unit” inspired her to launch the very real Joyful Heart Foundation. read more
Mariska Hargitay to Receive Star on the Walk of Fame
November 8, 2013 • The Variety
Randee Dawn
Over the years, Hargitay may not have become Benson, but she’s channeled the dark energy the show can put out into advocacy and charity work. read more
End our backlog of rape kit processing
November 6, 2013 • Shreveport Times
Sarah Tofte
Every year, thousands of individuals take the courageous step of reporting their rape to the police. read more
Vice President again in Austin visiting National Domestic Violence Hotline he’s long supported
October 30, 2013 • The Washington Post
Associated Press
His voice thick with emotion, Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday again toured the National Domestic Violence Hotline with Mariska Hargitay. read more
Mariska Hargitay and Joe Biden Visit National Domestic Violence Hotline Headquarters
October 30, 2013 • E! Online
Alyssa Toomey
Mariska Hargitay and Joe Biden are joining forces for a good cause. read more
'SVU' actress Mariska Hargitay to join Biden on tour of Austin Hotline
October 29, 2013 • Austin American Statesman
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

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