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Special Service Arrangements due to the latest situation of the pandemic (up to 8 February 2022)

EOC Annual Report 2020-21

25 Years Together

“Equality and Respect: Stop Sexual Harassment” Sticker Design Competition 2022

It is now calling for application!

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.

Photos issued on EOC's Instagram "EO Matters"

要吸引年輕人關注平等機會,從社交平台入手是不可或缺的方法。為了與青年分享平等機會的信息,平機會於去年9月推出了Instagram專頁「平.常.事 EO Matters」,希望透過介紹身邊的人和事,把平等機會的概念日常化,讓年輕一代明白平等機會與生活是息息相關,從而啟發他們在生活的每個細節探索平等的可能。

Four pieces of puzzles in different colours are put together

祝各位新年快樂,希望大家在2022年有一個好的新開始。

踏入新一年,我很高興和大家分享一個好消息。平機會自2018年12月推出《種族多元共融僱主約章》,至今剛好三周年。在過去三年,有幸得到眾多機構的支持,包括跨國企業、本地財團、中小企、體育機構、教育團體、非政府組織等,現在已經有200間機構簽署了《約章》,承諾支持推動種族多元工作間。

書上有一個用書頁屈曲而成的心形圖案

在學校推行合適的性教育,有助年輕人培養正面價值觀、發展知識及技能,使他們對性及兩性關係作出尊重他人及健康的決定,從而建立沒有性騷擾、包容共濟、性別平等的社會。

A blue background with text of "Disability Inclusion"

聯合國自1992年起,將每年的12月3日定為「國際復康日」。世界各地每年都會舉辦連串的活動響應這個大日子,呼籲社會各界合力保障殘疾人士的權益。今年香港多個團體亦藉着這個日子舉辦了不同類型的活動,我也代表平機會出席了數個活動,其中一個是公布「CareER傷健共融指數」結果的傳媒發布會。

Coloured cubes with images of people with different disabilities printed on them

The latest Hong Kong Poverty Situation Report, released by the Census and Statistics Department last month, was widely covered by the media because of its dire finding that more than one in every five Hongkongers were living below the poverty line in 2020.

 

A photo of the report of Equal Opportunities Awareness Survey 2021

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。

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, are frequently made aware of how much harder it is for the underprivileged among the non-Chinese communities.

新冠疫情爆發接近兩年,市民的生活大受影響,小朋友上半天課或在家網課、老人家為減少感染風險而選擇留家、殘疾人士未能得到全面的復康服務等,這些改變令照顧者的責任有增無減,為他們帶來沉重的壓力。
上周日,我參加了香港傷殘青年協會一年一度舉辦的大型傷健共融活動「華懋『健障行』共融同樂日」。當天我與民政事務局局長徐英偉一同參與了兩項傷健共融的運動體驗活動,以了解殘疾人士在日常參與運動時面對的困難和挑戰。這兩個活動看似簡單,但原來要坐在輪椅上進行運動,實在不容易。

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.

《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。
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。
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