Media Archive by Year: 2012

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50 Facts About Domestic Violence
November 30, 2012 • Huffington Post
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
Holiday Gift We’re Loving: Me&Ro’s ‘Fearlessness’ Pendant
November 26, 2012 • People Magazine
Jennifer Cress
This holiday season, why not give a glam gift that gives back? New York City-based jewelry company Me&Ro recently teamed up with actress Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation to create the “Fearlessness Pendant,” designed to raise awareness and funds for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. read more
ME&RO Fearlessness Tag Pendant
November 21, 2012 • SheKnows.com
This pendant brings a graceful twist in a smaller size to the classic dog tag design and is engraved with "Fearlessness" as a reminder that embracing fearlessness inspires one to approach life with an open heart and to be strong in the face of life's adversities. read more
Style Hunter: Detective Benson's "Fearlessness" Pendant on Law & Order: SVU
November 20, 2012 • Entertainment Weekly
Nakisha Williams
On the Nov. 14 episode of Law & Order: SVU, Mariska Hargitay’s character wore a necklace that made a powerful statement in support of real-life survivors of violent crimes. read more
Mariska Hargitay on Teaching Kids Kindness
November 16, 2012 • Parents.com
Ilyssa Panitz
The Law & Order actress talks about raising compassionate children and the joys of adoption. read more
Tiki Barber And Other Celebrities Got To Take Trade Orders Yesterday At Bloomberg's Headquarters
November 9, 2012 • Business Insider
Julia La Roche
Bloomberg Tradebook, which is Bloomberg LP's global agency broker, hosted a "Trick or Trade" charity day yesterday where the trading commissions were donated to different charities. Mariska Hargitay was honored to be there on behalf of Joyful Heart. read more
Want a Real Reason to Be Outraged?
October 27, 2012 • The New York Times
Nicholas D. Kristof
The silliness began when Todd Akin claimed during his Senate campaign in Missouri that in the case of “legitimate rape,” women “shut that whole thing down” to prevent pregnancy. Then, a few days ago, Richard Mourdock of Indiana seemed to blame God for such pregnancies, saying this was “something God intended to happen.” I think God should sue him for defamation. read more
Hot Photos Of October
Oct 27, 2012 • Radar Online
Mariska Hargitay and her Joyful Heart Foundation partner With KIND Healthy Snacks' Do The KIND Thing program to package and donate healing kits for children in NYC. read more
Real Life Heroes
OCT 25, 2012 • Us Weekly
US Weekly
Law & Order: SVU stars Mariska Hargitay, Danny Pino and friends pack healing kits for children with the help of her Joyful Heart Foundation and KIND Healthy Snacks at Safe Horizon's Manhattan Child Advocacy Center in NYC. read more
Mariska Hargitay Packs Kits for Kids
Oct 24, 2012 • Gotham Magazine
Jessica Ferri
Monday afternoon, Mariska Hargitay, star of NBC’s long-running Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU), packaged hundreds of healing kits for abused children at Safe Horizon’s Manhattan Child Advocacy Center. read more
Mariska Hargitay and her Joyful Heart Foundation Support Child Abuse Survivors
Oct 24 2012 • She Knows.com
Mariska Hargitay and her Law & Order: Special Victims Unit co-stars Kelli Giddish and Danny Pino join her Joyful Heart Foundation as they partner with KIND Healthy Snacks’ Do the KIND Thing program to package healing kits for children currently seeking services at Safe Horizon’s Manhattan Child Advocacy Center on October 22, 2012 in New York City. read more
'Law & Order: SVU' Celebrates 300th episode
October 24th, 2012 • Tulsa World
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
Healthy Hollywood: Try It On Tuesday – Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart!
October 23rd, 2012 • Access Hollywood
Terri Macleod
Inspired by her role as Detective Benson on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” Mariska Hargitay founded the Joyful Heart Foundation to help abused women and children. Now a decade after Joyful Hearts was founded, Mariska teamed up with KIND nutrition bars to help children of abuse. The two organizations got together to chip in and package healing kits for children currently seeking shelter at Safe Horizon’s Manhattan Child Advocacy Center. read more
A Joyful Heart Foundation And KIND Visit Safe Horizon's Manhattan Child Advocacy
October 23rd, 2012 • Zimbio
Zimbio
Actress Mariska Hargitay, Linda Fairstein and Maile Zambuto package healing kits for children currently seeking services at Safe Horizon's Manhattan Child Advocacy Center in support of The Joyful Heart Foundation and KIND Healthy Snacks' Do the KIND Thing program at Safe Horizon's Manhattan Child Advocacy Center on October 22, 2012 in New York City. read more
Verizon Foundation Launches New Domestic Violence Awareness Effort Encouraging All Men to Join and Engage in Prevention Efforts
October 22nd, 2012 • Sacramento Bee
Verizon
The Verizon Foundation has launched a new domestic violence awareness campaign that seeks to engage and empower men to speak up and be part of the solution to end the violence. The Your Voice Counts campaign is designed to help men, women and communities to start talking about domestic violence and bring this often silent issue out into the open. read more
Joyful Heart Foundation Kind Visit
October 22nd, 2012 • Yahoo! News
Yahoo! News
Joyful Heart Foundation Kind Visit Pictures read more
Mariska Hargitay is on the case and helping others
October 10th, 2012 • Detroit Free Press/USA Today
Donna Freydkin

It's a fruitful time for Mariska Hargitay, in every sense.

The star of NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit just shot the landmark 300th episode of the procedural crime series, one of the network's workhorses that's now in its 14th season. It airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Beauty for a Cause
October 9th, 2012 • ABC 4
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and there are some beauty companies that support various causes. Fran’s Chocolates, founded by Fran Bigelow, is a proud supporter of the Joyful Heart Foundation. read more
THE LOOK IN RYEBROOK SPONSORS CHARITY EVENT FOR THE JOYFUL HEART FOUNDATION
October 8th 2012 • Scarsdale Patch
Lisa Taubes
The Look, is sponsoring their first charity event for THE JOYFUL HEART FOUNDATION featuring designer Cynthia Rose. read more
Pledge to Do the KIND Thing with Mariska Hargitay
October 2nd, 2012 • Shape Magazine
Karen Borsari
On October 2, Mariska Hargitay, star of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, challenged people everywhere to “Do the KIND Thing” in support of her Joyful Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization she founded to heal, educate, and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. Shape Magazine discusses the details of the initiative with Mariska in a brief interview. read more
Mariska Hargitay asks you to "Do the KIND Thing"
September 25, 2012 • CBS News
Camille Mann
Mariska Hargitay is asking people everywhere to "Do the KIND Thing" in support of the Joyful Heart Foundation, a non-profit which helps survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. read more
TV's Most Influential Women 2012
September 24th, 2012 • Zimbio
Jill Slattery
To create our list of the 10 most influential TV actresses working today, we looked at all aspects of a star's potential influence — from ratings to salaries to Twitter followers to awards. Mariska Hargitay is featured for her work in Law and Order: SVU. read more
Join Me in Supporting Survivors of Child Abuse With a Simple Act of Kindness
September 18th, 2012 • The Huffington Post
Mariska Hargitay
When I began my role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, my eyes were opened to the staggering statistics of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. But what really opened my eyes -- and subsequently my heart -- was the fan mail I started receiving. Instead of asking for an autographed photo and telling me about their favorite episodes, survivors were disclosing their stories of abuse -- many for the first time. read more
Mariska Hargitay: “Do the KIND Thing”
September 17th, 2012 • She Knows
Celebrity Photo Girl
Emmy award-winning actress of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay is encouraging people everywhere to “Do the KIND Thing” in support of her Joyful Heart Foundation, which is her non-profit organization that helps empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. read more
Emmys 2012: 'Blue Bloods' Has Given Tom Selleck Cred With the NYPD
September 12, 2012 • Hollywood Reporter
Jordan Zakarin
Of course, if there’s any TV expert on the nitty-gritty of New York police work, it’s Hargitay. Entering her 14th season as Detective Olivia Benson on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, the franchise darling has a special connection to her character. read more

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