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World No Peace No Sex - Sudan Women on Strike


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Female peace activists in South Sudan have decided to embark on nationwide sex strike in a bid to end the civil war ravaging the country.

The idea the activists hope to enforce is the encouragement of men to seek a peaceful resolution of the conflict. The idea was arrive at in a meeting of more than 90 women activists, including several MPs in the capital of South Sudan.

Organizers of the meeting said in a statement: "A key suggestion was to mobilise all women in South Sudan to deny their husbands conjugal rights until they ensure that peace returns," the meeting's organisers say in a statement.

BBC reports that: South Sudan's government has been fighting rebel forces since December 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled to neighbouring countries, and 1.4 million are internally displaced as a result of the crisis,according to the United Nations. Sex strikes are not unheard of as a peace-seeking tactic. In 2003, Liberian women used the same method as part of their efforts to end the country's brutal 14-year civil war. Leymah Gbowee, who led the strike, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.

Source: #BBC

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