Hundreds of people marched through Saskatoon tonight for this year's Take Back The Night march. (David Shield, CBC)

Around 200 people gathered at the Saskatoon Farmers Market to protest violence in Saskatoon.

The 'Take Back The Night' march is an annual event to protest sexual and physical assault in the community.

What started as one march in 1975 has now become a global movement to protest assaults against women.

"I think marching in the city streets really brings visibility to our cause," said Coordinator of the University of Saskatchewan Students' Union Women's Centre Heather Kevill. "It brings visibility to the people and the activism, and I think it's really important."

According to Statistics Canada, around half of all Canadian women have experienced some form of sexual or physical violence.

The event is part of the University of Saskatchewan's Sexual Assault Awareness Week.