Eleven other women's groups also joined the strike, eventually involving thousands of women. The movement was significant and caused a major challenge because many men in Kenya are polygamousas it is allowed by law. The sex strike lasted a full week until 7 May. This opening of discourse was an important first step towards the fulfillment of their demands. This resulted in communal violence between tribes.
Nonviolent responses of opponent:
Kenyan women go on sex strike to force politicians to talk
This resulted in communal violence between tribes. The nonviolent action was the omission of sex by women from men and their husbands. It has put the spotlight on women's roles, power and rights and is showing how national politics affects the individual. The feud within Kenya's coalition government has taken a dramatic turn after some women's groups threatened to go on a weeklong sex strike to force the president and the prime minister to resolve their differences. One female Nairobi-based blogger asked:. After all, the concept of women saying no to sex is not a huge deal to those of us who have been raised to believe in a woman's right to choose.