16 Sep '11, 12pm

'Sex strike' for peace in Philippine village: #UNHCR | "NO SEX if their men kept fighting" #Philippines #women #Asia

MANILA (AFP) - Women in the southern Philippines brought peace to their strife-torn village by threatening to withhold sex if their men kept fighting, the UN refugee agency reported on Friday. The 'sex strike' in rural Dado village on the often lawless southern island of Mindanao in July helped end tensions and bring some prosperity to the 102 families living there, said UNHCR national officer Rico Salcedo. 'The area is in a town which is subject to conflict, family feuds, land disputes. The idea came personally from the women,' Mr Salcedo told AFP. The idea was conceived by a group of women who had set up a sewing business but found that they could not deliver their products because the village road was closed by the threat of violence, Salcedo said. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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