Women and men gathered Thursday to call for an end to violence against women.

Vigil vows to end the violence

Candle light marked an annual ceremony in Langley City.

A candlelight vigil Nov. 25 at Langley City’s McBurney Lane marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Organized by the Ishtar Transition Housing Society and the Soroptimist International, the gatherings have been taking place for 11 years.

“Just when I think progress is being made, I learn of new horrors,” said Sharon Fisher of the Soroptimist International.

Women with Ishtar and local dignitaries visited and talked about the need to end violence against women, which affects one in three women worldwide.

“Violence is a cowardly act,” said Ishtar president Shabina Jahan-Chaudary.


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