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What is the SADC Model Law all about?

Mrs. Mondlane pays a visit to Fanaka at the legal office to get advice on how to prevent her daughter Chisisi from being married off at a young age. Together with Bahati, they use the SADC Model Law on Eradicating Child Marriage to help Chisisi and other girls who are in a similar situation.

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.