“While the CNDH reported that its composition reflects ethnic and linguistic diversity, the SCA notes that of the nine commissioners only two are women, and only 34% of the staff are women. The SCA further notes that the CNDH is embarking on an organizational reform to enhance gender balance in all phases of the selection process of its board and staffing. Pluralism and diversity in the membership and staff of an NHRI facilitates its appreciation of, and capacity to engage on, all human rights issues affecting the society in which it operates. In addition, it promotes the accessibility of the NHRI for all people in Niger. The SCA reiterates that it encourages the CNDH to continue to take steps to ensure pluralism, including appropriate gender balance, in its composition.”