A candlelight vigil drew about 100 people Sunday to Bear Creek Park in Surrey, B.C., who wanted to honour the the woman who died after a gang rape on a New Delhi bus.
The 23-year-old student died after she was sexually assaulted and beaten for more than two hours and then thrown from the bus.
The crime affects women everywhere, said Lucky Gill, who attended the vigil.
"To me, it just seems like my daughter, it could have been my daughter, it could have been myself while I was there and I don't sleep. I've been up for nights now," Gill said.
Gill and her friend, Pooja Siddhu, left New Delhi years ago and both say they are afraid to return to a place that's only gotten worse for women.
"Our support here will give them, you know, the encouragement that there are people here outside India who feel their pain who feel their agony," Siddhu said.