Media Archive by Year: 2013

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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
Working Out for a Cause
February 28, 2013 • Vanity Fair
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
Work to end the rape kit backlog
August 30, 2013 • Tampa Bay Tribune
Sarah Tofte
Every year, thousands of individuals take the courageous step of reporting their rape to the police. read more
Win Joyful Heart’s ‘No More’ Necklace by Me&Ro!
February 1, 2013 • Ladies Home Journal
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
Why rapists have a 76 percent chance of getting away with the crime
August 25, 2013 • Alabama.com
Sarah Tofte
Every year, thousands of individuals take the courageous step of reporting their rape to the police. They overcome the terrible, misplaced social stigma of being the victim of sexual violence, they overcome the warnings sometimes uttered by the rapist to keep silent, they overcome the suggestions that these issues ought not to be spoken of, and they speak up. read more
Why Mariska Hargitay Races Home at the End of the Day
October 1, 2013 • ABC News
Michael Rothman
Mariska Hargitay was floored when fans of Law & Order: SVU began sending her mail that wasn’t just praising her performance on the show, but disclosing their own stories of abuse. read more
What's Hot Now!
October 18, 2013 • InStyle
You can shop Mariska Hargitay’s ‘No More’ tees in support of her Joyful Heart Foundation at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street store in New York City or call to order. [Bloomingdale's] read more
What it's like to be Mariska
March 1, 2013 • Ladies' Home Journal
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
Wayne County must put safety of its communities first: Sarah Tofte
June 6, 2013 • Detroit Free Press
Sarah Tofte
With Wednesday’s announcement that the State of Michigan may provide $4 million in funding to help test old rape kit evidence in Detroit, Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette made it clear that preventing and prosecuting sexual assaults in Detroit is a priority. read more
Wayne Co. Prosecutor Worthy lobbies for more rape kit testing funds
March 13, 2013 • The Detroit News
David Shepardson
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy lobbied Wednesday for more federal support to test a backlog of more than 10,000 rape kits from the city of Detroit and won praise from a national advocate for victims of sexual assault. read more
Wayne Co. prosecutor wins praise from actress for rape kit efforts
March 14, 2013 • The Detroit News
David Shepardson
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy lobbied Wednesday for more federal support to test a backlog of more than 10,000 rape kits from Detroit and won praise from a national advocate for victims of sexual assault. After initially testing 400 of the kits picked at random from a backlog of 11,300 that were found in a Detroit police storage facility in 2009 for a pilot project, Worthy said they have completed testing another 398 rape kits. 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
UH students present "The Vagina Monologues"
March 6, 2013 • KI TV
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
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 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
Thousands of untested rape kits lying in storage in Detroit
February 18, 2013 • Canadian Broadcast Radio
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
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
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 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 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
Tastemakers: What the Chic Set Is Giving This Holiday Season
December 3, 2013 • New York Observer
Neesha Arter
What Sukey Novogratz, JHF board member, is giving to friends this holiday season. read more
Taking Action to Prevent Domestic Violence Homicide
March 14, 2013 • WhiteHouse.gov
Lynn Rosenthal
Yesterday I attended an event held by Vice President Biden and Attorney General Holder focused on reducing domestic violence homicides. read more

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