Media Archive by Year: 2014

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‘Law And Order’s Mariska Hargitay Teams Up With Amy Poehler And Other Celebrities To Fight Rape Culture
March 28, 2014 • ThinkProgress
Tara Culp-Ressler
The celebrity PSAs (which also feature Hargitay’s Law & Order co-stars) challenge traditional assumptions about victimization, like the ideas that rape victims must have done something to “ask for it,” men are never victims of assault, and it’s easy for women to leave abusive relationships. 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
Viacom & the Joyful Heart Foundation Say "No More" to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
May 29, 2014 • The Wall Street Journal
Business Wire
Viacom Inc., in partnership with the Joyful Heart Foundation founded by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, today announced its commitment to raise awareness for the NO MORE movement to end domestic violence and sexual assault with a new series of groundbreaking NO MORE PSAs. read more
VH1's Nick Lachey Joins NO MORE To End Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault
June 30, 2014 • VH1
Christopher Rosa
VH1 is sick of the silence, excuses, stigma and victim-blaming that comes with domestic violence and sexual assault cases. That’s why we are joining forces with NO MORE, a campaign dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault for good. read more
USA Network’s ‘SVU: No More Excuses’ Marathon a Social and Ratings Success
April 30, 2014 • Lost Remote
Adam Flomenbaum
The night proved to be a big success, both ratings-wise and across social media. The episodes that aired between 7-11pm delivered double-digit ratings increases across the board with an average of 2.6M total viewers. The hashtags #sayNOMORE, #NOMORE and #NOMOREexcuses trended nationally. 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
The View Interviews Mariska Hargitay
January 15, 2014 • The View
The View
Mariska Hargitay discusses her Emmy Award winning role on 'Law & Order: SVU' and her charitable foundation. 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
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
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
States fight rape kit backlog
February 25, 2014 • MSNBC
Erin Delmore
States across the country are proposing and enacting legislation to tackle the estimated 400,000 untested rape kits nationwide. read more
Star-Studded PSAs Say No More To Domestic Violence
July 10, 2014 • Look to the Stars
Look to the Stars
Viacom Velocity Creative has partnered with Mariska Hargitay, founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation, to create a star-studded NO MORE PSA Campaign. read more
Spending Bill Includes $41 Million to Help Rape Victims
Dec. 12, 2014 • ABC 2 WMAR Baltimore
WMAR Staff
Lawmakers have allocated $41 million to help rape victims as part of the $1.1 trillion spending plan approved by Congress Thursday night. read more
SPD Leaves most Rape Kit Evidence on the Shelf
Nov. 25, 2014 • King 5 News
Linda Byron
The Seattle Police Department's records show that in a little over a decade, 1,641 rape kits were booked into evidence. But only 365 of kits were tested, just 22% of the total. read more
Senate Delay Threatens Funding for Thousands of Untested Rape
June 23, 2014 • Autostraddle
It’s a problem of unknown magnitude — recent estimates place the numbersomewhere around 100,000 — but the consequences of the nationwide rape kit testing backlog are clear and appalling. read more
San Francisco Police Make Progress on Backlog of Untested Rape Kits
Dec. 12, 2014 • CBS San Francisco
CBS San Francisco Staff
The San Francisco Police Department announced this week that it has cleared a backlog of sexual assault kits dating back more than 10 years. read more
Rape survivors face resistance in fight to test rape kit backlog
May 29, 2014 • MSNBC
Meredith Clark
After San Francisco resident Heather Marlowe was drugged and raped at the city’s annual Bay to Breakers race in May 2010, she trusted local police to process her rape kit–the evidence collected during a forensic exam–and update her if any leads turned up. When they didn’t call for more than a year, she began researching why. read more
Rape Kit Testing Still Languishes
January 21, 2014 • The Chicago Tribune
Kay Manning
Test400K joins Natasha's Justice Project and the Joyful Heart Foundation in trying to change how law enforcement and society in general view sexual assault. read more
Rape Kit Testing Law Passes, Heads to Ohio Governor’s Desk
Dec. 19, 2014 • RH Reality Check
Nina Liss-Schultz
The Ohio house passed a bill Wednesday meant to completely clear a backlog of untested rape kits in law enforcement offices across the state. read more
Rape Kit Contribution Should Spur Congressional Action
Nov. 16, 2014 • The Washington Post
Editorial Board
Under the program announced in New York, $35 million in civil forfeiture assets will be made available to localities and states across the country to test some 70,000 rape kits, which are a collection of physical evidence painstakingly taken from victims of sexual assault. read more
PSAs Capture Football Players’ Reactions to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault
Nov. 26, 2014 • The Washington Post
Diana Reese
Sometimes there just aren’t any words. read more
Outtakes From the 'No More' Campaign Are More Powerful Than the Original PSAs: Y&R's 'Speechless' Series
Dec. 15, 2014 • Adweek
Andrew McMains
Sometimes, it's the unexpected things that happen on a commercial set that send the most powerful message of all. Case in point: the Joyful Heart Foundation's "No More" campaign against domestic violence and sexual assault. read more
No Words: Boosted by NFL Controversy, Anti-Abuse Group Readies New Ads
Dec. 10, 2014 • AdAge
Jack Neff
Unscripted Ads Use Emotional Outtakes From Shoots; Will Super Bowl Follow? read more
No Longer Ignored, Evidence Solves Rape Cases Years Later
August 2, 2014 • The New York Times
Erik Eckholm
Like hundreds of thousands of other rape kits across the country containing evidence gathered from victims, that of Ms. Ybos lay untested for years on a storeroom shelf. read more
Dec. 12, 2014 • Fast Company
Jennifer Miller
Some subjects are so painful, it's hard to find the words to talk about them. read more