Mariska Hargitay, known for her role as NYPD Lieutenant Olivia Benson on the NBC series 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit', was inspired to help domestic, sexual and child abuse survivors following a highly spiritual encounter with a school of dolphins as a teenager. Following her success as an actor, she established the Joyful Heart Foundation, which provided support to sexually abused men and women. She also raised awareness about the statistics of untested rape kits and campaigned for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Here we look at some of her most memorable speeches delivered at public events and interviews. She has frequently talked about pain, healing, life journey, children, mothers, domestic violence and sexual assault.