News Americas, LOME, Togo, Fri. Aug. 31, 2012: Women in Togo are going on a sex strike as of September 3rd.
The women, according to the civil rights group “Let’s Save Togo,” will have a week-long sex strike to urge their men to push for the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbe.
Isabelle Ameganvi, leader of the group’s women’s wing, told the Associated Press that her group is following the example of Liberia’s women who used a sex strike in 2003 to campaign for peace.
“We have many means to oblige men to understand what women want in Togo,” said Ameganvi. “If men refuse to hear our cries we will hold other demos that will be more powerful than a sex strike.”
The demonstration was organized by a coalition that is protesting recent electoral reforms that makes it easier for Gnassingbe to get re-elected in October. He came to power in 2005, following the death of his father Gnassingbé Eyadema who ruled the West African country for 38 years.