“During the 2014 review of the Komnas HAM, the SCA expressed concern about lack of pluralism in the governing body and, in particular, the low representation of women.
The SCA recognizes and applauds the efforts undertaken by Komnas HAM to address pluralism, and notes that, of the thirteen (13) current members, four (4) women, and that eight ethnic groups are represented.
The SCA emphasizes that a diverse decision-making body facilitates the NHRI’s appreciation of, and capacity to engage on, all human rights issues affecting the society in which it operates, and promotes accessibility of the NHRI for all its citizens.
Pluralism refers to broader representation of national society. Consideration must be given to ensuring pluralism in the context of gender, ethnicity or minority status. This includes ensuring the equitable participation of women in the NHRI.”