More than 100 people walked in Winnipeg's North End on Thursday night as part of the 35th Take Back the Night march against violence.

The annual event aims to reclaim the streets and call for an end to sexual assaults, domestic violence and other forms of abuse.

Those who took part in Thursday's march gathered at the Bell Tower on Selkirk Avenue to hear speeches and sing songs.

Organizers of the event said there has been many cases of violence against women in the city, and they want to highlight the issue of missing and murdered women.

"There have been some pretty scary stories about abductions on the streets of Winnipeg recently, And we also want to bring attention to that," said Mandy Fraser, a co-organizer of the march.

Canadian officials rejected a call by the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday to develop a comprehensive national review to end violence against aboriginal women.