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Equal Opportunities Commission

Soft launch of the EOC's website

on 15 September 2021

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.

Hong Kong’s housing crisis discussion must home in on the struggles of ethnic minority residents
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.
打擊影像性暴力行為 (Chinese only)
《2021年刑事罪行(修訂)條例》(《條例》)在上週五正式生效。《條例》就窺淫、非法拍攝或觀察私密部位,發布源自上述罪行的影像,以及未經同意下發布或威脅發布私密影像訂立特定罪行。
消除基於居民身份的歧視 (Chinese only)
來自內地而現居香港的人士(包括新移民及旅客等)基於其身份,在香港受到針對及歧視的情況時有發生。要追溯歷史,由雙非嬰兒、自由行旅客、水貨運輸,以致近年因為新冠疫情而出現的歧視,十多年來問題一直存在。
Religious head coverings for barristers a win for diversity
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.
共融在校園 (Chinese only)
開學已經兩個星期,對於同學們能夠順利回歸校園,與同窗見面,一起上課學習,我相信大部分學生都會感到雀躍和興奮。至於剛踏入新學習環境和模式的大學新生,他們可能還在適應新的校園生活。
With shield of Hong Kong law, no one should suffer racism in silence
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.
莘莘學子上學去 (Chinese only)
今天在返回平機會的途中,看到街上多了很多穿着整齊校服的學生,才記起今天是9月1日,是新學年開始的第一天。由於疫情的緣故,在過去的一個學年,莘莘學子都經歷了不一樣的「校園生活」。停課、網課、半天課、輪流上課......學校都想盡辦法,希望能做到停課不停學。
消除隔閡 共襄盛舉 (Chinese only)
東京殘奧會於8月24日舉行開幕禮。開幕禮的理念為「我們擁有翅膀」,閉幕禮則為「和諧之聲」,兩者的理念同樣是「前進」。港隊運動員在東京奧運取得空前佳績,其精彩表現及市民於商場觀賽歡呼的場面依然歷歷在目,點點滴滴都是自疫情以來鮮有的歡欣時刻。
香港之光:為殘疾運動員喝采 (Chinese only)
每次看到有關奧運會及殘奧會觸目全球的勵志故事,都讓人深感敬佩,心情激動,也令全港市民振奮。
餵哺母乳 不容歧視 (Chinese only)
這幾天大家在電視觀看奧運比賽時,有沒有留意一輯關於消除母乳餵哺歧視的電視宣傳短片已經播出?這輯名為「餵哺母乳 不容歧視」的全新電視宣傳短片,是平機會就經修訂後的《性別歧視條例》涵蓋保障本港婦女免受餵哺母乳歧視和騷擾而製作。宣傳片已經於前天(8月2日)開始在免費電視台、收費電視台及港台電視的各個頻道播放。
Hong Kong must learn the Olympic lesson of valuing diversity, inclusion and solidarity
As I sat glued to the television watching the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, the words of Thomas Bach, the International Olympic Committee President struck a strong chord with me.  The speech was peppered with words like “solidarity”, “equality”, “respect” and “diversity”, words that I often use in my speeches as head of Hong Kong’s equality body...
殘疾騷擾、種族騷擾和性騷擾 (Chinese only)
在現行的反歧視條例下,甚麼是殘疾騷擾?種族騷擾和性騷擾的定義是甚麼?怎樣的騷擾行為才會違反現行的反歧視條例?可能不少市民大眾都會提出相同的疑問,想知道清楚怎樣才算是違法的騷擾行為。
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