Women in Togo Call Sex Strike

    In this Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 photo, female opposition leader  Isabelle Ameganvi calls on Togo's women to observe a one-week sex strike beginning Monday, in Lome, Togo. The female wing of a civil rights group is urging women in Togo to stage a week-long sex strike to demand the resignation of the country's president.(AP Photo/ Erick Kaglan)

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    Women in Togo have decided to hit the country’s men where it really hurts, calling a weeklong sex strike to demand the ouster of Togo’s president. “We have many means to oblige men to understand what women want in Togo,” said women’s opposition leader Isabelle Ameganvi. A similar strike took place in Liberia in 2003, and is said to have inspired the strike in Togo. The women, who are backed by political groups and other civic organizations, want President Faure Gnassingbe to resign.

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