Media Archive by Topic: domestic violence

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‘Twilight,’ ‘Law and Order’ Actresses Say ‘No More’ to Domestic Violence
March 13, 2013 • ABC News
Sarah Parnass and Freda Kahen-Kashi
A week after President Obama signed a bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, celebrities and business leaders came to the Capitol today to end domestic abuse. read more
‘SVU’ cop backs gov DNA push
January 23rd, 2102 • NY Post
Josh Margolin
Police departments around the state — both real and fictional — are rallying behind Gov. Cuomo’s push for a statewide DNA database. read more
Why Every Business Should Also Get Into the Business of Good
April 29, 2015 • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/suzanne-lerner/why-every-business-should_b_7169922.html
Suzanne Lerner

As a founder of a global brand for over 25 years, Michael Stars (I founded it in 1986 year with my husband, Michael), it would be easy for me to only focus on opportunities that made me money or elevated my company's profile. But instead, I've chosen a dual career: one as a business leader, and one as a leader in philanthropy.

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WATCH: Mariska Hargitay Wants U.S. to Expand DNA Registry
January 25th, 2012 • Ecorazzi
Ali Berman
Law and Order SVU actress Mariska Hargitay is asking politicians to support an expansion of the current DNA registry so that real life crime fighters can have a better shot at catching wrong doers. read more
Violence Against Women Act helps restore lives
April 26th, 2012 • National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Mariska Hargitay
Our Senators must act now to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the landmark achievement in the movement to end violence against women and girls. VAWA revolutionized the way violent crimes against women are prosecuted and prevented, reshaped the way victims receive services and transformed the way communities respond to survivors. read more
Violence Against Women Act helps restore lives
April 26th, 2012 • The Hill
Mariska Hargitay
Our Senators must act now to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the landmark achievement in the movement to end violence against women and girls. VAWA revolutionized the way violent crimes against women are prosecuted and prevented, reshaped the way victims receive services and transformed the way communities respond to survivors. read more
VIDEO: Interview with Kata Issari
November 23rd, 2011 • Hawaii News Now
SUNRISE
Kata Issari, Hawai'i Regional Director of the Joyful Heart Foundation, visits SUNRISE to discuss the Foundation's important work in Hawai'i to heal and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. read more
Vice President Biden, Attorney General Holder Announce Domestic Violence Initiative in Rockville
March 13, 2013 • The Patch
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
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
Viacom and Joyful Heart Foundation Partner For ‘No More’ Domestic Violence PSAs
May 29, 2014 • The Variety
Laura Prudom
Viacom has partnered with Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation for a new series of PSAs aimed to raise awareness for the NO MORE movement to end domestic violence and sexual assault. 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
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
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
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
The NFL's response to domestic violence and sexual assault
Dec. 5, 2014 • NFL.COM
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
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
Telling Amy’s Story
May 21st, 2010 • iLookBothWays
Linda Criddle
Last night I watched the premier of a beautiful movie about an ugly epidemic. Telling Amy’s Story chronicles the years and incidents of domestic violence that led up to the fatal shooting of Amy Homan McGee, a mother of two who had finally found the courage to escape her abusive husband. read more
SVU’s Mariska Hargitay Says NO MORE to Rape and Domestic Violence
Dec. 19, 2014 • The Washington Post
Diana Reese
If you’ve ever watched even one episode of “SVU,” you can understand why Hargitay, who’s won both Emmy and Golden Globe awards for her portrayal of Det. Benson, has turned activist for the victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Her latest effort, aimed “at getting the conversation started” about these issues that often “are swept under the carpet,” ironically relies on silence and raw emotion rather than on cleverly scripted words. read more
Sexual abuse and domestic violence symbol is launched
March 18, 2013 • USA Today
Eliza Collins
Christine Mau doesn't want anyone to go through the abuse that she suffered, which is why she helped design the No More symbol. read more
Senate passes DNA databank expansion bill
February 1st, 2012 • Empire State News
The New York State Senate passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie) and Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation mirrors the databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as all misdemeanors in the penal law to submit DNA samples. read more
Senate Passes DNA Databank Expansion Bill
January 31st, 2012 • NewsLI.com
Christopher Boyle
The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie) and Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation mirrors the databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as all misdemeanors in the penal law to submit DNA samples. read more
Say NO MORE to Domestic Violence
March 13, 2013 • Cosmopolitan
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
Restoring joy to abuse victims
June 2016 • Hawaii Business Magazine
Jackie M. Young

When actress Mariska Hargitay started playing a sexual-assault detective on TV in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 1999, she began to get mail full of stories of personal abuse.

“She trained for the role at a rape-crisis shelter,” explains Kata Issari, 54, executive director of the Hawaii region of Joyful Heart Foundation, “and she was shocked at the statistics of sexual abuse and wondered why everyone wasn’t talking about these issues.”

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Q&A with Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order actress, and creator of Joyful Heart Foundation
April 1, 2015 • Fempower
Melissa Seymour

Melissa Seymour: Hi, Mariska! Thanks so much for speaking with us today. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?

Mariska Hargitay: I’m an actress an activist, and a mom of three.  I’ve played Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for the past 16 years. I’ve also taken my turn behind the camera, directing the groundbreaking NO MORE PSAs and a number of episodes of Law & Order: SVU.  I am also the Founder and President of the Joyful Heart Foundation.

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