South Sudan women suggest sex strike to end war

Almost two million have fled the fighting between South Sudanese troops, mutinous soldiers and tribal militia forcesA group of South Sudanese women peace activists has suggested that men in the civil war-torn country be denied sex until they stop fighting. The suggestion emerged after around 90 women, including several members of South Sudan’s parliament, met in the capital Juba this week to come up with ideas on how to “to advance the cause of peace, healing and reconciliation”. A key suggestion was to “mobilise all women in South Sudan to deny their husbands conjugal rights until they ensure that peace returns,” organisers said in a statement Thursday. Other proposals included finding ways to meet the wives of President Salva Kiir and his arch-rival, rebel chief Riek Machar, to “ask them to join the search for peace and reconciliation by impressing upon their husbands to stop the war”.

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