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Tweet Peeks: Mariska Hargitay and Joe Biden
March 20, 2013 • E! Online
The Law & Order: SVU actress can't help but snap a photo with the Vice President before a news conference is held in Rockville, Md. 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
TV's Hargitay gets federal help fighting domestic abuse
March 13, 2013 • Houston Chronicle
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
Trading High Heels for Kettlebells at Gala
February 3, 2013 • Wall Street Journal
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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Today Is “No More” Day: Take A Stand Against Violence Against Women
March 13, 2013 • The Frisky
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
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
Thousands of Untested Rape Kits in Memphis Endanger Public
September 8, 2013 • Nonprofit Quarterly
Ruth McCambridge
For anyone who has worked on issues of violence against women, this should serve as a wake-up call that the work is far from done. For anyone who works on social change, it serves as a reminder that monitoring implementation of hard-won laws is critical. read more
Thompson: A rape survivor opens up
October 29, 2016 • The Detroit News
Bankole Thompson

Detroiter Ardelia Ali was only 18 when she encountered the worst kind of sexual violence and trauma any woman could undergo. After the end of a day’s shift at Burger King, she was walking to catch a bus near Hoyt and Seven Mile on the evening of Nov. 18, 1995, when she felt a knife on her back. Forced to a nearby vacant land, she was raped.


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This Is How Taylor Swift’s Donations Will Impact Sexual Assault Survivors
August 16, 2017 • HuffPost
Alanna Vagianos

After a jury ruled in favor or Taylor Swift in her countersuit against former DJ David Mueller on Monday night, the pop star announced that she would be donating money to organizations to help survivors of sexual assault.

Maile M. Zambuto, CEO of the Joyful Heart Foundation, told HuffPost that her organization will be one of several that benefit from Swift’s donations. 

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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
There Is No Excuse
April 24th, 2012 • The Huffington Post
Mariska Hargitay and Patti Giggans
Italy, 1992. A 45-year-old driving instructor picks up an 18-year-old girl for her first lesson, takes her to an isolated road, pulls her out of the car, wrestles her out of one leg of her jeans and rapes her. She courageously tells her parents. They help and support her in pressing charges, leading to the perpetrator's arrest and prosecution. He is convicted of rape and sentenced to jail. read more
There Are 400,000 Unprocessed Rape Kits in the U.S. How Can This Be?
March 12, 2014 • Slate
Katy Waldman
Last week, Vice President Joe Biden announced a White House proposal to pour $35 million into testing backlogged rape kits and bringing sex offenders to justice. read more
Theodora & Callum Shopping Event Benefiting The Joyful Heart Foundation
July 6th 2012 • Zimbio
Kyle MacLachlan, Desiree Gruber and Callum MacLachlan attend the Theodora & Callum Shopping Event Benefiting The Joyful Heart Foundation on July 6, 2012 in Bridgehampton, New York. read more
February 25th, 2011 • Running with Heels
Kerri Jarema
This new shirt from instructor Alanna Zabel’s L.A. based company AZIAM pays tribute to the mental effects of the exercise. read more
The War on Drugs Could Be Making Our Communities More Dangerous
November 8, 2015 • Vice News
Justin Glawe

When 11 corpses were discovered in and around the Cleveland home of Anthony Sowell in the fall of 2009, there were some 4,000 untested rape kits being neglected by local cops. The deranged rapist and murderer was stopped, but his case exposed the stunning mishandling of missing persons and sexual assault cases in the city,  a problem advocates argue has festered nationwide as the war on drugs has sucked up public safety dollars that might otherwise have gone toward putting rapists and killers behind bars.

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The Variety Power of Women luncheon honored Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong'o, Megyn Kelly, Misty Copeland, Vera Wang and Mariska Hargitay for philanthropic work that included gun safety initiatives, global health, child and sex abuse prevention
April 8, 2016 • U.S. News & World Report
Jocelyn Noveck

NEW YORK (AP) — Host Billy Eichner quipped at Variety's Power of Women luncheon Friday that he wasn't being paid nearly enough for the emcee job he was doing — and that's why he knows what it's like to be a woman in Hollywood.

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The science of stopping sex crimes
September 4, 2013 • Minnesota City Pages
Judy Keen
In the quest to catch violent perps, rape kits can be a key ally – but only if they're tested. read more
The risk we take with Charlotte’s rape kit backlog
June 29, 2015 • The Charlotte Observer
Maile M. Zambuto
From Maile M. Zambuto, Chief Executive Officer of the Joyful Heart Foundation, and Monika Johnson Hostler, Executive Director of the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the President of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, read more
The NFL's response to domestic violence and sexual assault
Dec. 5, 2014 • 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
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
The Joyful Heart Foundation Presents: The 5th Annual Joyful Revolution Gala - Red Carpet
May 10th, 2012 • MSN
PHOTOS: The Joyful Heart Foundation Presents: The 5th Annual Joyful Revolution Gala - Red Carpet read more
May 9th, 2012 •
Patrick McMullan
Photo Gallery of Joyful Revolution Gala. read more
The House now turns to the Violence Against Women Act
February 25, 2013 • The Washington Post
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
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 Feministing Five: Mariska Hargitay
October 5, 2013 • Feministing
Suzanna Bobadilla
Known to millions of viewers as Detective Olivia Benson on Law and Order: SVU, TV star Mariska Hargitay has just recently amped up her own “real life” activism with her involvement in the NO MORE campaign. read more