Issue 40 - 25 November 2011


  1. An Equal Workplace for All
    The EOC Outreaches to Businesses at the World SME Expo 2011

Logo of SME Expo 2011 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 1-3 December 2011. 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 1E-D08, and join our presentation to learn more about how to encourage a discrimination-free workplace.

Presentation Date:  1 December 2011
Time:    11:45-12:15 pm
Venue:  Presentation Area 4 - Financial Services & Trade Facilitation
             Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
*Free Admission

Expo details


  1. The EOC Outreaches to the Community with Advertisements in MTR Stations

Advertisement on Elimination of Race Discrimination Advertisement on Elimination of Sexual Harassment MTR passengers can now gain an insight into the experience of discrimination and see our vision of equal opportunities as they use the public transport. To promote the messages of preventing race discrimination and sexual harassment, there will be escalator advertisements from the EOC throughout the East, West and Ma On Shan Rail of the MTR network from 30 November 2011 to 28 December 2011. The escalator advertisements were launched in the Island, Tsuen Wan, Kwun Tong and Tseung Kwan O Line of the MTR network between March and May 2011, and are now extended to these additional MTR lines. Please take a look!


  1. Getting to Zero
    The EOC supports World AIDS Day 2011

December 1st of every year is World AIDS Day, an event to raise public awareness on HIV/AIDS and promote the elimination of discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS. The World AIDS Day 2011’s theme is “Getting to Zero,” with reference to “Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination, and Zero AIDS Related Deaths.” Stigma against people living with HIV/AIDS hampers necessary testing, treatment and support. The EOC supports the worldwide campaign to promote a life of dignity for people living with HIV/AIDS and urge the community to join the fight against discrimination of all forms. We also urge people living with HIV/AIDS who have faced discrimination to contact the EOC for assistance.

Poster on World AIDs Day 2011 highlighting the slogan “Getting to Zero”
To learn more, tune in to the EOC’s weekly radio programme, “Equal Opportunities Diversity Project (平等機會多元共融行動)” from 2:05 to 2:30 pm on 30 November 2011 (Wednesday) on RTHK Radio 2 (FM 94.8-96.9). Ms Godi Li, Fundraising and Communications Manager of The Society For AIDS Care, and a person living with AIDS will discuss programmes planned for World AIDS Day 2011 in Hong Kong.

Listen to past episodes of “Equal Opportunities Diversity Project”
Community Events on the World AIDS Day


  1. On a Clear Day – If There is NO DISCRIMINATION
    Links to the EOC’s new radio segment now available online

Poster on the EOC’s new radio segment, “On a Clear Day – If There is NO DISCRIMINATION,” produced in collaboration with Commercial Radio The EOC’s new radio segment, “On a Clear Day – If There is NO DISCRIMINATION,” produced in collaboration with Commercial Radio, is now available online! The five-minute segment in Cantonese is broadcast every Friday between 8-9am until 3 February 2012. You can click on the link below to hear past segments, starting from 4 November, on the theme of working together to eliminate discrimination. Do check it out!

Listen to previous segments

Stay updated on the EOC's work and positions by referring to our press releases, speeches, media interviews, and calendar training 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.