Issue 19 - 30 November 2010  
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  1. The EOC Joins Global Efforts to Fight for Equal Opportunities  
The EOC joins in international and local efforts to combat prejudice and discrimination. The following dates are reminders of our obligations as global citizens to make this world a better place.
  1 December: World AIDS Day  
  2010 Theme: “Universal Access and Human Rights”  
  3 December: International Day of People with Disability  
  2010 Theme: “Keeping the promise: Mainstreaming disability in the Millenium Development Goals towards 2015 and beyond"  
  10 December: International Human Rights Day  
  2010 Theme: “Human rights defenders who act to end discrimination”  
  Follow the links for resources and info on fighting discrimination.  

RTHK/EOC Docu-drama: Combating Disability Discrimination

  RTHK/EOC Docu-drama: Combating Discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS  
  2. The EOC Outreaches to Businesses at the World SME Expo 2010  
To assist small-to-medium size enterprises (SMEs) to promote equal opportunities in the workplace, the EOC will hold an information booth at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s World SME Expo on 2-4 December 2010. In addition, the EOC will give a presentation on sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and sick leave Issues in the workplace (details below). Visit us at booth 1EE13, and join our presentation to learn more about how to encourage a discrimination-free workplace.
  Presentation Date: 2 December 2010  
  Time: 12:30-13:30 pm  
  Venue: Presentation Area 4 - Financial Services & Trade Facilitation Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre  

Expo details

  3. The EOC Supports Equal Social Participation and Accessible Tourism with Haven of Hope Sunnyside School and Ngong Ping 360  
On 27 November 2010, the EOC’s Volunteer Team accompanied 20 students with severe intellectual disabilities from Sunnyside School, half of whom wheelchair users, on a visit to Ngong Ping 360. The group was also accompanied by renowned artist, Mr. Lawrence CHENG Tan-shui, as well as parents and school staff. The visit aimed to raise awareness on the equal right of people with disabilities to participate in social activities. The trip was co-organized by the EOC, Sunnyside School, and Ngong Ping 360, who had arranged the wheelchair-friendly trip in an effort to promote the merits of barrier-free facilities and accessible tourism.
  Press release & photos  
  4. Maria Cordero and Teddy Robin to Speak to Youths on Breaking Stereotypes at the EOC’s Career Challenge  
Famous performers, Mr. Teddy Robin and Ms Maria Cordero, will headline the first session of the EOC’s annual youth mentorship programme, Career Challenge, on 17 December 2010. The event is co-organised with the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) and officiated by Dr. Rosanna Wong, the Executive Director of HKFYG, and Mr. Lam Woon-kwong, EOC Chairperson. The session will feature sharing from Ms Cordero and Mr. Robin on their success and their insights on breaking down stereotypes and barriers.
  Date: 17 December 2010 (Friday)  
  Time: 4:45 – 6:30 PM  
  Venue: Auditorium, 9/F, the HKFYG Building, 21 Pak Fuk Road, North Point, HK  
  Career Challenge 2010/11  
Stay updated on the EOC’s work and positions by referring to our press releases and media interviews on our website. Also, stay tuned on other equal opportunities issues and community initiatives by visiting our community resources and community events pages for information from our community partners, including publications, survey reports, publicity campaigns, and upcoming conferences.