Roundtable on Elimination of Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Sector

Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

Event Review

The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) today (27 May 2022) held the “Roundtable on Experiences and Challenges in Eliminating Sexual Harassment in the Higher Education Sector”. Representatives from nine universities exchanged their views and experiences in combating campus sexual harassment at the roundtable discussions.

Mr Ricky CHU Man-kin, Chairperson of the EOC said, “Anti-sexual harassment has always been one of the top work priorities of the EOC and we are very much concerned about elimination of sexual harassment on campus. I would like to take this opportunity to express commendation for the nine universities’ anti-sexual harassment work, as well as our sincerest gratitude for their active participation and support in our Break the Silence study and the follow-up report. We wish this could be a good example for all other universities and tertiary institutions to follow, in order to eliminate sexual harassment for everyone in the higher education sector in Hong Kong.”

Representatives from the nine participating universities, which participated in the Break the Silence study in 2018, were invited to the event today to discuss how to effectively eliminate campus sexual harassment and promote anti-sexual harassment education to their students. The representatives of the nine universities participating at the roundtable discussions were from City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Metropolitan University, Lingnan University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Education University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and The University of Hong Kong.

For details of findings, please read the “Follow-up Report of the Break the Silence Study: Anti-Sexual Harassment Actions Taken by Universities in 2019-2021”.