the declaration by Togolese women to go on sex strike to protest
indiscriminate arrest of demonstrators and to demand immediate
resignation of the president (Faure Gnassingbé), ladies have started
stripping themselves on major roads.
During a protest
by the opposition collective “Sauvons Le Togo” (“Let’s Save Togo”) on
August 28 in Togo’s capital Lome, several female demonstrators
spontaneously dropped their trousers in front of police forces to
provoke them, to the great amusement of fellow protesters, bystanders
Another demonstration is planned for next Thursday, where this time women have been openly invited to undress.
there are indeed talks that this manner of protest brings curse on any
land that allows such practice in Africa, it is however clear whether
the new tactic aimed at getting supporting of the international
community for intervention can actually achieve its aim.