Issue 5 - October 2009  
Chinese version
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  Number of sexual harassment complaints increased by 18%  
The Equal Opportunities Commission has recorded an increase in the number of sexual harassment complaints. In the first nine months of 2009, 77 complaints on sexual harassment were received compared with 65 in the same period last year, representing an increase of 18%.
Under the Sexual Discrimination Ordinance (SDO), there are two types of sexual harassment. The first type is any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature directed at the victim, such as unwelcome sexual advance or gestures. The second type is any conduct of a sexual nature creating a sexually hostile environment. Examples include displaying pornographic materials and telling sexual jokes. Such conduct is unlawful in both the workplace and school settings.
For details about dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace, please refer to the Know Your Rights leaflet. For the educational setting, please refer to our on-line self-learning Training Module on Sexual Harassment.
  Career Challenge 2009  
The EOC’s annual youth mentorship programme – Career Challenge is running for the eighth year. The programme provides a good opportunity for participants to meet with successful individuals who were able to overcome barriers of gender, disability, family status or race to reach their career goals. This year, eight outstanding achievers from different professions have agreed to serve as Guest Mentors.
  The entry deadline is 3 November 2009, please click here for details and on-line application.