(BBC) — Women in Togo have been urged to abstain from sex for a week from Monday to push their demand for reform.
The ban has been called by opposition coalition Let’s Save Togo, made up of nine civil society groups and seven opposition parties and movements.
Opposition leader Isabelle Ameganvi said that sex could be a “weapon of the battle” to achieve political change.
The coalition wants President Faure Gnassingbe, whose family has held power for decades, to stand down.
“We have many means to oblige men to understand what women want in Togo,” Ms Ameganvi, leader of the women’s wing of the coalition, told the BBC.