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Week Without Violence – Red Sand Project

October 15, 2017 - October 20, 2017


For more than 20 years the World YWCA has dedicated the third week in October as a Week Without Violence. The 2017 Week Without Violence is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Human trafficking disproportionately affects women and girls. Traffickers use violence, threats, deception, debt bondage, and other manipulative tactics to trap victims and exploit them for profit.

YWCA Lancaster, with the support of the Lancaster Crime Prevention Task Force, is using the Red Sand Project to help raise awareness around the vulnerabilities that lead to human trafficking. Too often, the most overlooked populations are targeted.

The Red Sand Project is a public art installation that transforms the cracks in sidewalks with red sand to recognize the issues facing overlooked populations most at risk for being enslaved. We invite anyone in Lancaster County to join us. Ask for a free kit. Fill a sidewalk crack with red sand. Photograph your sidewalk transformation. Post to social media using the hashtags #RedSandProject #OnAMission and tagging YWCA Lancaster @YWCALancaster. Show that we cannot simply walk over these marginalized people.

Reserve a free kit today. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Navarro: enavarro@ywcalancaster.org.


October 15, 2017
October 20, 2017


YWCA Lancaster
Lancaster Crime Prevention Task Force