Equal Opportunities Commission


Equal Opportunities Commission

Training Workshops on Equal Opportunities

Enrolment of 2022 Fall Programme is Now Open

The EO Beat: August 2022 Issue

EOC Launches Equal Opportunities Month:
Together for an Equal and Inclusive Hong Kong

EOC Annual Report 2020-21

25 Years Together

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.


Last month, the High Court refused an application from a citizen (the applicant) for judicial review of various decisions made by the Equal Opportunities Commission in handling a disability discrimination complaint.


The Equal Opportunities Commision, in consultation with key stakeholders, made several recommendations on improving the Chinese language teaching for non-Chinese speaking students in an extensive report in 2019. Keeping the focus on the outcome, the report gives suggestions on curriculum, teacher training and examination pathways. To be fair, it is not for the want of trying on the part of the government that the Chinese language proficiency among non-Chinese speaking students continues to be an issue.  However, let us not lose sight of the end goal.

Territory-wide Representative Survey on Sexual Harassment in Hong Kong 2021


Education is the bedrock of any society and can say a lot about its values. Foundations of equality and inclusion must be laid in educational institutions so they can be carried forth into society as students move into workplace, government and decision-making roles. For any society to be counted upon as equal and just, they must ensure they have these values embedded in their education.


Imagine your boss cracking an offensive sexual joke in front of you, or a colleague caressing your hip in the office without your consent. Would you file a report?


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Foreign domestic helpers are an integral part of Hong Kong and their contribution should never be undermined. Treat them with respect as one would expect.

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上月舉行的第94屆奧斯卡頒獎禮上,出爐影帝威爾史密斯(Will Smith),因不滿頒獎嘉賓克里斯洛克(Chris Rock)在台上拿他太太賈達史密斯(Jada Smith)的斑秃問題開玩笑,衝上台怒摑克里斯洛克,事件震驚各界,成為全球熱話。


World Autism Awareness Day