The women of Barbacoas,
Colombia, have ended on Sunday a three-month, 19-day strike of sexual
abstinence aimed at getting a road to their isolated town paved after
officials pledged to invest $21 million in the project.
night we devoted to our husbands. The desire was great and we took
advantage of it,” said Luz Marina Castillo, the leader of the protest.
least 300 women began the strike June 22, refusing to have sex with
their partners until the government agreed to pave the first half of a
163-year-old horse trail to the town.
The women were encouraged to go on
strike by two judges after they complained about the men’s passivity in
the face of the problem.