ISLAMABAD - A Candle-lit vigil held in some 25 cities of the country simultaneously, including in the Federal Capital with solemn pledge to sensitise men about women rights and showing solidarity with the women who are victims of violence in any form. The White Ribbon Campaign Pakistan, an anti-violence campaign aimed at raising awareness among men and boys about women rights arranged the event in connection with celebration of White Ribbon Day being observed today (Wednesday). Banners with messages against violence on women was displayed in the city followed by a candle-lit vigil that was attended by all segments of society, including government officials, civil members and students. Violence against women takes many shapes and forms and knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth. It is present in all societies throughout the world. Sexual harassment in the workplace, abuse of young girls, beating of female partner, rape, abduction, forced servitude and sexual slavery of women in war torn areas are only some of its manifestations. 25th November, International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women, is globally celebrated as White Ribbon Day. The Day began in Canada in 1991 on the second anniversary of massacre in which one man killed 14 women in Montreal. While talking to TheNation Omer Aftab, Country Director White Ribbon Campaign Pakistan said that todays event is the largest effort of men working to end violence against women. He continued that the activity is simultaneously being arranged in 25 cities of the country, including Multan, Bahawal Pur, Sawat, Malakand, Quetta, Lahore, Peshwar, Karachi, DI Khan and Jaffer Abad. In the current wave of terror, he maintained that we find it more appropriate to execute the White Ribbon Day 2009 simultaneously in 54 cities across Pakistan to create ripples of peace. He informed that WRC-Pakistan strategically involved students in every aspect of the campaign whether it was designing posters and banners or introducing the campaign in their institutions. Raising awareness among men and boys have great importance for overcoming violent behaviour against women in society, remarked Nadia Malik, participant of an event.