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Extension of the EOC Strategic Plan 2020-22

EOC Annual Report 2021-22

Building a Bright Future Together 25 Years and Beyond

A Study on Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Secondary Schools of Hong Kong

Equal Access to Justice for Persons Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: A Guide for Persons with Disabilities, Legal Practitioners, and Parties Involved in the Judicial Process

Equal Opportunity Youth Ambassador Scheme 2022/23

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 single word sums up the challenge to racial inclusion in Hong Kong: Bias. If left unchallenged, bias can lead to prejudice, stereotyping and ultimately discrimination.

As the city opens its doors and welcomes the world back in, we must live up to our image as an international city, a melting pot with historical diversity as part of its very fabric. Here’s hoping for true progress towards an equal and inclusive Hong Kong in the new year.

 

 

 

平機會進行「本港中學實施全面性教育研究」,目的是協助社會各界了解中學實施性教育的整體情況,從而考慮和推行相關措施。

平機會早前公布了「本港中學實施全面性教育研究」的結果。研究發現香港的性教育普遍不足,性教育課時亦不足夠。接近一半學校表示,在一個學年只編配五小時或以下性教育課時,而超過90%的學校在一個學年分配予性教育的課時為20小時或以下。

有人問,性教育與平等機會有甚麼關係?為何平機會進行性教育的研究?
 

The Government has released a youth development blueprint which comprehensively lists the challenges faced by Hong Kong youth today and possible actions to support them in overcoming those challenges.   Let’s make sure that Hong Kong’s ethnic minority youth are counted in.  

平機會自2018年推出《種族多元共融僱主約章》至今,四年間已有超過260間機構簽署了《約章》。為慶祝這重要的時刻,平機會於2022年11月底舉辦了「掌握脈搏、評估進度」約章活動。

根據政府統計處今年初發布的2021人口普查統計數字,全港有接近62萬非華裔人士,約佔全港人口8.4%。對比10年前,即2011年,當時非華裔人口只佔全港人口6.4%,升了兩個百分點。隨着更多非華裔人士選擇在香港居住,我們必須更為關注不同族裔人士在香港生活、工作和接受教育時遇到與平等機會有關的事宜。

A woman takes care of an old lady who sits on a wheel chair. They smile to each other.

上星期,香港發生了一宗令人傷心的家庭悲劇。一名男子疑因需要長期獨力照顧其患病卧床的年邁老父,不堪壓力致身心疲累,弑父後縱火自焚,最終雙雙殞命。

過去數年,這些涉及照顧者的倫常悲劇不時發生,情況令人擔憂。雖然近年多了人關心和討論社會應如何支援照顧者,不過在服務不足且零碎的情況下,照顧者得到的支援仍是微不足道。
 

A person on a wheelchair

聯合國大會在1992年決議通過,將每年12月3日定為「國際復康日」(又名「國際殘疾人日」)(International Day of Persons with Disabilities),藉此促進社會對殘疾議題的了解,推動大眾加強支援殘疾人士,建立共融、無障礙的社會。

今年正好是「國際復康日」的30周年,不少機構紛紛推出活動,包括免費搭車船日和主題公園同樂日等,希望宣揚殘疾人士融入社會的信息。然而,對於殘疾人士及長期病患者來說,每一次出行都是一場障礙賽,要全面參與社會談何容易。

平機會行政總監(營運)朱崇文博士(中)早前出席了「ADHD關注周」的開幕禮,在他身旁(左二)的是Let’s Talk ADHD及香港成人專注力協會創辦人霍彩玲女士。

每年10月是「專注力不足∕過度活躍症關注月」,全球不同地方的相關組織都會舉辦各類型的活動,藉此提升社會大眾對專注力不足∕過度活躍症(簡稱ADHD)的關注和認識。

「2022精神健康月」籌備委員會主席陸潔玲女士(香港明愛)(左)、 平等機會委員會行政總監(營運)朱崇文博士(中)及香港精神科醫學院副院長(教育事務)林美玲醫生(精神科專科)(右)出席新聞發布會,公布「全港精神健康指數調查2022」的結果。

近年,香港屢有因為精神健康出現問題而發生悲劇,精神健康成了大家非常關心的議題。行政長官亦在最新的《施政報告》提到:「精神健康是市民『幸福感』的關鍵之一。」如果精神健康狀況良好,心情舒暢,開開心心地生活,確是一件幸福美事。然而,在疫情嚴峻下,香港人的精神健康難免受到影響。要了解香港人的精神健康狀況,我們可以從日前公布的「2022全港精神健康指數調查」結果略知一二。

It is hard to miss the key areas of emphasis in the Chief Executive’s first policy address. Headings mentioning attracting enterprises and talent appeared early on, and there is no doubt of how seriously this issue is being addressed.

It is clear that diversity adds to the wealth of skills and creativity in Hong Kong.  But we need to make sure the diversity that is brought in can thrive, by providing an inclusive and open environment.

A person holding a cardboard with an unhappy face

在最近的「平等機會青年大使計畫」啟動禮記者會上,我們提到平機會在過去一年單是Instagram(IG)所接觸的用戶已經超過九十萬人,有傳媒因而問及年輕人最關注的議題。從我們的社交媒體互動及留言中,可以見到性騷擾是其中最大的關注。

Guests attended the press conference on the "Equal Opportunity Youth Ambassador Scheme".

年輕人是社會未來的棟樑,想香港有更好的將來,投資在他們身上,是社會持續發展不可或缺的一環。正如國家主席習近平今年7月在重要講話內提到:「青年興,則香港興;青年發展,則香港發展;青年有未來,則香港有未來。」青年工作是特區政府施政重點之一,亦是平等機會委員會(平機會)一直以來非常重視的工作,我們透過宣傳教育、政策倡議、與機構合作等,從不同的層面,利用不同的手法,把平等、多元、共融的價值,植根於年輕人心中。

October 3 is World Habitat Day and this year’s theme is “Mind the Gap. Leave No One and No Place Behind”. Around the world, people are acknowledging the state of inequality in cities and widening social and economic gaps – themes that resonate here in Hong Kong, which is regularly ranked as the world’s least affordable housing market. The income disparity between rich and poor in Hong Kong has only been rising. Given today’s economic reality, affordable and adequate housing is still out of reach for many.

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