Is there genocide in Sudan? Sudan hides terror behind diplomacy. It had, she said, been effective in raising the profile of women. Around her neck was an elaborate silver necklace, and she wore heavy silver rings and bangles. Hence the Lysistrata-style sex strike.
Helen. Age: 20.
Sudan hides terror behind diplomacy.
Liliana. Age: 26.
It had now been taken up by thousands of women, said Mrs Ahmed. Sudan: human rights developments - Human Rights Watch. By Vivien Morgan in Khartoum. Mrs Ahmed is also helping grassroots women's groups that are trying to organise better girls' education, improve social and economic conditions, and ensure the rights of women and children. Hence the Lysistrata-style sex strike. She cannot question it, she repeats with a small serious smile. There are direct parallels with Aristophanes's play, in which Lysistrata's disgust with war brings about a scheme to force the men of Greece to the peace table by denying them sex.