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What can I do to promote the SADC Model Law?

Bahati and Fanaka have organized a meeting with some elders, traditional leaders, teachers, health care practitioners, parents and children from their community to talk about what child marriage is and how it affects the well-being of girls. The young advocates are passionate about promoting the SADC Model Law and empowering community members to do more to eradicate child marriage.

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.