Full Media Archive

In Washington, Mariska Hargitay gives serious talk, hangs out with Joe Biden
March 13, 2013 • Washington Examiner
By Nikki Schwab
Getting emotional at times, Mariska Hargitay discussed her journey from actress to sexual assault and abuse advocate Wednesday at the National Press Club. read more
TV's Hargitay gets federal help fighting domestic abuse
March 13, 2013 • Houston Chronicle
By Dan Freedman
For actress Mariska Hargitay, it wasn't enough to play a detective on NBC-TV's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." When her fan mail started to include statements like "I was raped when I was 15; I'm 40 now and I've never told anyone," simply remaining a Hollywood star was no longer an option. read more
Joe Biden, Mariska Hargitay Of 'Law & Order' Take Selfie At Domestic Violence Prevention Event
March 13, 2013 • Huffington Post
By Gabrielle Dunkley
The office of Vice President Joe Biden tweeted a photo of Biden posing with "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Mariska Hargitay on Wednesday. read more
Mariska Hargitay snaps 'selfie' with Biden
March 13, 2013 • The Hill
By Emily Goodin
Add actress Mariska Hargitay to the list of celebrity fans of Vice President Biden. read more
Say NO MORE to Domestic Violence
March 13, 2013 • Cosmopolitan
By Natasha Burton
Every year, 12.7 million people are physically abused, assaulted, or stalked by their partners—and it's time we stand up and say no more. read more
Today Is “No More” Day: Take A Stand Against Violence Against Women
March 13, 2013 • The Frisky
By Sarah Gray
NO MORE. It is a simple, direct message representing a broad and pervasive issue. No more sexual assault. No more violence against women. Today, March 13 marks NO MORE day, a day to join the movement to stop domestic violence and sexual assault, and launch the organization’s new symbol — a thick “O” of light blue. read more
Vice President Biden, Attorney General Holder Announce Domestic Violence Initiative in Rockville
March 13, 2013 • The Patch
By Tiffany Arnold
Vice President Joe Biden and the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder were in Rockville on Wednesday to announce a national domestic violence initiative modeled after a Maryland program. read more
Mariska Hargitay, Actress and Founder of Joyful Heart Foundation to Speak At the National Press Club, March 13
March 11, 2013 • Hawaii News Now
By PR Newswire
Mariska Hargitay, the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning actress who stars as Olivia Benson on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, will speak at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon on March 13. read more
Outfit | Joy Educate Heal Empower Heart
March 10, 2013 • Feast Fashion Faves
By Amanda
I was so excited to receive a Limited Edition Joyful Heart Foundation Tee by Michael Stars in the mail the other day that I had to wear it right away. read more
UH students present "The Vagina Monologues"
March 6, 2013 • KI TV
The University of Hawaii at Manoa presents "The Vagina Monologues." Shows will be held from Thursday, March 7th to Saturday, March 16th. Doors open at 6:30 pm for the 7pm show. Admission is $5 for UH Students and $10 for general admission. read more
Creativity in Bloom
March 6, 2103 • MidWeek
By Rasa Fournier
Visit the Art Auditorium to be immersed in some lady power with the National Organization for Women’s production of Vagina Monologues March 7, 8 and 15. read more
What it's like to be Mariska
March 1, 2013 • Ladies' Home Journal
By Susan Pocharski
She's funny, fearless, and incredibly fulfilled, and she flaunts her curves with real confidence. Luckily Mariska Hargitay let us get inside her head and stay awhile. read more
Working Out for a Cause
February 28, 2013 • Vanity Fair
By Kristine Keller
New York City is flush with trendy workout options and celebrity trainers are as ubiquitous as the bodega. Journalist Kristine Keller attends Kettleball Kickboxing gala to support the Joyful Heart Foundation. read more
The House now turns to the Violence Against Women Act
February 25, 2013 • The Washington Post
By Mary C. Curtis
Even as most of the headlines coming out of Washington these days contain the word sequester, another bill is moving along, making progress without quite so much drama. But the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), passed in the Senate and due for action in the House, is no less important. read more
Thousands of untested rape kits lying in storage in Detroit
February 18, 2013 • Canadian Broadcast Radio
By Pacinthe Mattar
A disturbing story about law and order today. In the city of Detroit, the woman who holds the job of Chief Prosecutor discovered that thousands of sexual assault cases have been in limbo for decades because evidence from so-called rape kits is languishing on forgotten shelves. It is not a problem unique to Detroit, but it is one that has seen serial rapists, and even murderers, exist undetected for years. read more
Michael Stars Charity Tee
February 14, 2013 • Haute Pink Pretty
By An Dyer
What are you wearing tonight for Valentines Day? read more
Trading High Heels for Kettlebells at Gala
February 3, 2013 • Wall Street Journal
By Marshall Heyman

Ms. Hilty collaborated with her friend and trainer Dasha Libin on the event, which raised money for the Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization founded by Mariska Hargitay that helps victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and other abuse. And Ms. Libin is the creator of a workout called Kettlebell Kickboxing, which she usually teaches out of her studio on lower Broadway.

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She's a Smash Hit! Megan Hilty Leads the Way During Punishing Fitness Gala Session
February 3, 2013 • Daily Mail
By Mike Larkin
She plays a blonde bombshell desperate to star in a Broadway musical in TV favourite Smash. And Megan Hilty was a hit herself as she lead an exercise class in New York on Saturday. read more
Win Joyful Heart’s ‘No More’ Necklace by Me&Ro!
February 1, 2013 • Ladies Home Journal
By Sonia Harmon
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay totally inspired us in our March 2013 cover story with her words of wisdom on everything from loving her curves to gaining self-confidence. 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
Holiday Gift We’re Loving: Me&Ro’s ‘Fearlessness’ Pendant
November 26, 2012 • People Magazine
By 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
By 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
By 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
By 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