A sparsely attended vigil for slain teenager Aqsa Parvez saw members of the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) condemn violence against women.
The candlelight vigil took place 3 p.m in the South Civic Square, near City Hall.
“The entire community has been touched by what has happened,” said Maryam Dadabhoy, member of CAIR-CAN and one of the organizers. “We wanted to do something in honour of Aqsa Parvez’s memory and to keep her death from being in vain. We’re here to reflect on her and stop this from happening in future.”
Dadabhoy called for increased communication between parents and children and asked government for more funding for programs that will help resolve conflicts in family.