Equal Opportunities Commission


Equal Opportunities Commission

Formal Launch of the EOC’s revamped website

EOC wins Outstanding Gold Certificate at
Privacy-Friendly Awards

The EOC’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Hotline 
2106 2222 is up and running!

EOC 25th Anniversary

Inheriting the Past  Charting the Future

Training Workshops on Equal Opportunities

Enrolment of 2021 Fall Programme is now open

Let's Fight the Virus Together!

The Racial Diversity and Inclusion Charter for Employers

What is EOC

The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), established in May 1996, is a statutory body responsible for implementing the Sex Discrimination Ordinance, the Disability Discrimination Ordinance, the Family Status Discrimination Ordinance and the Race Discrimination Ordinance in Hong Kong.

The EOC works towards the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sex, marital status, pregnancy, breastfeeding, disability, family status and race.

We also aim to eliminate sexual harassment, breastfeeding harassment and harassment and vilification on the grounds of disability and race. We promote equality of opportunities between men and women, between persons with and without a disability, and irrespective of family status and race.

A photo of the report of Equal Opportunities Awareness Survey 2021
<p>為了解公眾對平等機會意識的最新狀況,以及對平機會工作的看法,平機會在今年2月至4月進行了「平等機會意識公眾意見調查2021」,透過電話成功訪問了1 501名15歲或以上的被訪者。這是平機會自1998年以來第六次進行的同類型調查,調查結果已於早前公布。</p>
<p>In Hong Kong, the competition for opportunities begins early, with getting into the kindergarten of choice being the first step. While all Hong Kong parents face the same process, we at the Equal Opportunities Commission,&nbsp;are frequently made aware of how much harder it is for the underprivileged among the non-Chinese communities.</p>
The recent impetus given to tackling housing issues and the flurry of outreach efforts by senior officials to those from grass-root communities, particularly people living in subdivided units, is timely. October 4 was World Habitat Day, when we were invited to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and the basic right of all to adequate shelter.
Since September 1, barristers are allowed religious head-coverings instead of traditional wigs. We hope the high profile example set by the Bar Association and Chief Justice will be suitably promoted and given visibility in order to have a trickle-down effect on other organisations and employers. It sets a precedent and one that should be emulated.
The public reactions generated by reports of an alleged incident of racial profiling at a cosmetics outlet last month, first posted on social media and later picked up by this paper, highlight people’s growing awareness of behaviour and attitudes that may constitute racially biased treatment, and the power of voicing out concerns to seek justice.