The family of Zara Aleena have organised a vigil to honour the memory of the 35-year-old, who was killed as she walked home in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Aleena was attacked near her home in Ilford, north-east London and died in hospital later that morning.
Jordan McSweeney, 29, of no fixed address, has been charged with her murder as well as attempted rape and robbery. He is set to appear in court on Wednesday.
In a statement, Aleena’s family paid tribute to the “carefree spirit, with the most caring heart”. They said: “Zara believed that a woman should be able to walk home. Now, her dreams of a family are shattered, her future brutally taken.”
The vigil will see the family walk the distance from where Aleena was attacked to her home, just 10 minutes away. It will take place in Cranbrook Road, Ilford, on Saturday at 1.30pm, with the walk beginning at 2.17pm.
A statement on the vigil posted by the family reads: “The tragic, brutal inhuman death of Zara Natasha Aleena has no place in this society. She was attacked at 2:17am on Sunday 26th June as she walked home.