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Ending child marriage: How can the law help?

Bahati and Fanaka are young advocates who are working to end child marriage in their community. In this episode, we learn how the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Model Law on Eradicating Child Marriage can help them and other advocates to champion equal access for girls to education, health and rights.

The SADC Model Law provides a guidance for law-makers, policy-makers, civil society and youth across the SADC region to ensure that the national legislation reflect the commitments of SADC member states to end child marriage. As an advocacy and awareness tool on ending child marriage, and to enhance the understanding of the SADC Model Law, UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) in partnership with UNICEF ESARO, Girls Not Brides and SADC-PF, have produced a regional animated video and comic book series entitled Wait to Wed.