Published Sunday, 29 September 2013
Jill Meagher went missing in Australia. (© UTV)
Taking place on the anniversary of the Drogheda woman's death on Sunday, the event took place where the 29-year-old was last seen alive in the city.
The peace march was organised to honour Jill and others as a show of rejection of violence toward women.
Before the march a quote from Martin Luther King was read. It said: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that".
Many of those taking part held placards urging respect for women and community safety.
Jill vanished as she walked home at night following a night out with colleagues from ABC Radio, where she worked, in the Brunswick area of the city.
Her murder sparked outrage in Ireland and Australia and a week after her disappearance 30,000 people marched through Melbourne, the country's second biggest city, for an anti-violence rally.
Adrian Bayley was arrested and charged following the release of CCTV footage, which showed him having a discussion with Jill on the night of her disappearance.
Her body was found days later in a shallow grave at Gisbourne South, north-west of Melbourne.
Bayley, 41, was sentenced at Victoria state's Supreme Court to life imprisonment. He had pleaded guilty to her rape and murder.
Bayley cannot be considered for parole for 35 years.
Earlier this week, he had his application to appeal his sentence denied.
© UTV News