Media Archive by Year: 2014

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#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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'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
'NO MORE' Outtakes: Stars at a Loss for Words
Dec. 19, 2014 • Access Hollywood
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
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
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
Actress Hargitay, Prosecutor Worthy discuss rape kit project
March 10, 2014 • My Fox Detroit
Associated Press
Actress Mariska Hargitay joined Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Monday to discuss proposed legislation that would speed up sexual assault kit testing. read more
Actress Mariska Hargitay Joins Kym Worthy In Push For Rape Kit Testing
March 10, 2014 • CBS News
CBS News
An award-winning actress is joining forces with Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy in her push for legislation and funding to clear a backlog of 11,000 untested rape kits in Detroit. 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
Being Raped In A Bankrupt City
March 27, 2014 • BuzzFeed
Emily Orley
Wayne County, Mich., the region where Detroit is located, has been riddled with problems for decades. But when a massive backlog of rape kits was discovered, a few mighty voices decided to work on changing the way sexual assault is viewed and how victims are treated, while also opening every single kit. 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
Celebrity PSAs Address Male Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse
April 1, 2014 • Look to the Stars
Look to the Stars
The new campaign speaks to the excuses and myths that male survivors of sexual abuse are confronted with. read more
Congress Moves Forward on Rape-Kit Funding
June 5, 2014 • Ms. Magazine
James Hildebrand
The U.S. Senate subcommittee on commerce, justice, science and related agencies showed its support this week for combating the backlog of untested rape kits by including $41 million in its 2015 fiscal year spending bill as part of a community-based sexual assault response reform initiative. read more
Congress poised to approve $41 million to help clear backlog of untested rape kits
June 16, 2014 • The Washington Post
Spencer S. Hsu
Congress is poised to approve $41 million sought by the Obama administration to examine untested DNA evidence collected from rape victims and held by state and local police across the country. 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
Detective Olivia Benson on the Case: Mariska Hargitay’s Emotional Plea to Get Backlogged Rape Kits Tested
March 12, 2014 • Time
Charlotte Alter
The Law & Order: SVU star teared up when she discussed the immense backlog of untested rape kits. read more
Did Mariska Hargitay Help Catch A Real-Life Rapist?
March 11, 2014 • Huffington Post
Erin Whitney
It's no news that "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay fights for survivors of sexual assault in real life. The Joyful Heart Foundation, which she founded to help put an end to sexual and domestic violence, has recently helped the city of Detroit obtain funds to process a backlog of nearly 11,000 untested rape kits. 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
Exclusive: USA to Air SVU Marathon Featuring New Video From Chris Meloni
June 19, 2014 • TV Guide
Kate Stanhope
USA will air a second Law & Order: SVU "No More Excuses" marathon this month, this time with the help of former star Christopher Meloni, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. Throughout the marathon, viewers will be encouraged to seek out additional information online, or to call national help hotlines to speak with counselors and advocates. read more
Exclusive: USA, Mariska Hargitay Team Up for an SVU Marathon with a Cause
April 23, 2014 • TV Guide
Kate Stanhope
To commemorate National Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention month, and in partnership with Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation and the NO MORE campaign, USA will air a special 16-hour SVU "No More Excuses" marathon hosted by Hargitay and her SVU co-stars. 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
Joyful Heart Foundation and Viacom Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell to Say NO MORE to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
May 16, 2014 • The Wall Street Journal MarketWatch
Global Newswire
Viacom and the Joyful Heart Foundation will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in support of NO MORE. 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
Making A Joyful Heart With Mariska Hargitay, Debra Messing, “Girls” star Jemima Kirke, Ice-T and Coco, James Lipton and More
June 4, 2014 • Arthur Kade
Arthur Kade
#InTheLab with Arthur Kade was on the red carpet of the 10th Anniversary of Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Revolution Gala. 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
Mariska Hargitay dishes on "Law & Order: SVU"; Joyful Heart Foundation
January 8, 2014 • Today Show
Today Show
The actress chatted about the drama as it enters the second half of its 15th season tonight. She also talked about her Joyful Heart Foundation, which helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. "If you talk about it, that’s how you get rid of it," she said. read more

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