Sex Strike for the climate

From Liberia to the Philippines, sex strikes have helped to win campaigns for peace and justice.

On 16 March Divest East Sussex will be issuing a public call for all people of goodwill to refrain from sex with members of East Sussex County Council (ESCC) until they agree to stop funding climate change.

To celebrate this they will be performing an extract from the ancient Greek play Lysistrata – in which women use a sex strike to end the war between Athens and Sparta – outside County Hall. Join them to be part of the chorus (no acting skills required!): 9 – 10am, Monday 16 March, outside County Hall in Lewes, St Anne’s Crescent, BN7 1NE. Bring a plain single bed sheet with you if you can for costume purposes!

This action is part of a noviolent direct action campaign to compel ESCC to stop funding climate change. Sign the pledge to take part (whether in an arrestable or non-arrestable role) here: For more information on all of the above contact or 07596 483 272 or visit / Twitter: @DivestEast /