On the heels of the Women’s Marches in the United States and Canada, Nepal has celebrated its women’s march with a rally that drew hundreds of thousands of participants.
Organizers of the march said that it was the biggest gathering of women in Nepal, the largest in the world.
It marked the third consecutive day of the event.
Women from all walks of life took to the streets, and the crowds cheered and chanted, “Long live Nepal, long live the land of freedom.”
The rally was held as part of the national day of mourning.
A small group of marchers took the streets of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
Women took to balconies to show support for the march.
Nepal’s parliament, the National Assembly, was holding a special session on Monday in a bid to pass legislation to strengthen the country’s anti-discrimination laws.
“I am glad to see the march of women here in Kathmandukh and other cities, and we hope to see even more such events happening in the future,” said National Assembly Speaker and former prime minister Ramkrishna Koirala.
Koirala added that he was “hopeful” that other nations will follow Nepal’s example, as well as the march by women in the U.S. and Canada.
The International Women’s Day, on Jan. 25, is one of the largest events in the country.