Women in Togo have gone on sex strike for a week from Monday to push their political demand for reform.
Inspired by sex strike by Liberian women in 2003, who used a sex strike to campaign for peace, Togo women call sex strike against President Gnassingbe. The ban has been called by opposition coalition Let’s Save Togo and sex could be a “weapon of the battle” to achieve political change. Leader of the women’s wing told the BBC that they have many means to oblige men to understand what women want in Togo.
“If men refuse to hear our cries we will hold another demonstration that will be more powerful than a sex strike,” said opposition leader Isabelle Ameganvi
Togo has been run by the same family for more than 40 years. President Faure Gnassingbe took power in 2005 following the death of his father.