Kenyan Women To Men: "Want Sex? Stop Fighting."

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Kenya's women won't go down, if there's going to be a fight.

No sex for you.

That's what many Kenyan women are telling their men after years of governmental tension and threats to revive violence.

According to various reports, thousands in Kenya have vowed to stop intercourse in an attempt to force governmental cooperation. The sex strike began on Wednesday and is expected to run for a week.

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The Women's Development Organization, Kenya's oldest and largest group fighting for women's rights, said they hope the boycott will halt possible resuscitation of the violent killings that rocked the African nation last year. The goal is to ignite men to put pressure on the government.

"We have looked at all issues which can bring people to talk and we have seen that sex is the answer," Women's Development Organization Chairman Rukia Subow told The Associated Press. "It does not know tribe, it does not have a (political) party and it happens in the lowest households."

No one was immune to the sex strike. Patricia Nyaundi, executive director of the Federation of Women Lawyers, told the BBC, "Even commercial sex workers should join in the campaign which is so vital to the country."

Meanwhile, the 11 groups taking part in the strike, also called upon Lucy Kiabki and Ida Odinga, wives of Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga, respectively, to join the protest. Apparently there is no word whether the women are actually joining the strike.

Violence broke out in Kenya following a disputed election Dec. 27, 2007. At the time, Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner despite widespread allegations of fraud. More than 1,000 were killed in the fighting and more than 600,000 were left homeless. After, the two managed to cobble together a coalition government, but recent tensions have threatened the peace.