Hundreds are expected to gather in Glasgow for a mass rally in protest at violence against women.
The event has been organised by equality campaigners in direct response to a spate of sexual attacks on women.
At least three women have been raped and one indecently assaulted since December, mainly in city centre lanes, and so far no arrests have been made.
The vigil is being led by the Glasgow Feminist Network as part of this week’s 100th International Women’s Day, and will take place in George Square tomorrow from 5pm – 6.30pm.
In December an 18-year-old woman was raped in Mitchell Lane after she became separated from friends.
A month later, on January 13, a 35-year-old woman was indecently assaulted in Blackfriars Street after being grabbed from behind shortly after 6pm. On Saturday police released CCTV images of a man they want to question in connection with the attack.
On February 11, a 38-year-old woman was dragged off the street and raped by three men of Middle Eastern appearance in Renfrew Lane, off Renfield Street.
And later last month a 43-year-old woman was raped in Wilton Crescent Lane, off Wilton Drive, in the city’s West End. More than a hundred people have voiced their support for the George Square vigil on a Facebook page set up by the Glasgow Feminist Network.
The group is calling for action to be taken to prevent further attacks such as a permanently increased police presence in the city centre.
After the last attack in Renfrew Lane women were warned by police to avoid walking alone at night.
Christine Carlisle, of the Glasgow Feminist Network, said: “A lot of women have felt very angry about the number of attacks in the past few weeks. Scotland has one of the lowest rape conviction rates in Europe – too many attacks on women go unnoticed, unreported and unpunished.”
Strathclyde Police has pledged to maintain increased patrols in the city centre from 10pm till around 4am for the immediate future.
Calls have also been made for more of the city centre’s lanes to be locked at night.