Parliament has an important role to play in the advocacy for SRHR In the past years, this role has been facilitated by International Planned Parenthood federation, Advance Family Planning, Partnership for maternal, Newborn and Child Health(PMNCH), and the Inter Parliamentary Union, PPD ARO. The 126th IPU assembly passed a resolution on MNCH, “Access to health as a basic right: The role of Parliaments in addressing key challenges to securing the health of women and children. This revolves around four core functions. Representation Legislation Budgeting/ Appropriation Oversight and holding Governments accountable Parliamentarians can use this mandate to ask ministers questions on the floor of parliament and also sponsor motions on matters related to SRHR. We should use our legislative mandate to develop a comprehensive legal framework for SRHR. Remove financial barriers that limit access to health care No matter how well laws and policies are designed, they will not be effective if there is no funding to support their implementation. Make governments accountable for funds put in SRHR programs Identify gaps Generate debate Insufficient linkages between Parliamentarians and other representative groups e.g. CSOs and Local governments. Procedures of legislation Lack of research Relationship with the Executive Late Audit reports Identify Gaps Give Information Capacity building Media engagement Thank you.