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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.

在全港超過八十萬學童中,有特殊教育需要的少數族裔學生固然是小眾,亦正因為此,他們也是最容易被忽略,最有機會被歧視的一群。我在此懇請社會上各界人士多些理解他們所面對的困境,正視他們的需要,攜手移除障礙,去除歧視,讓他們享有學習和成長的平等機會。

2019冠狀病毒病肆虐全球,疫情已經持續了兩年多,香港的經濟,我們的生活,從學習到工作,以致衣食住行均受到嚴重的影響。維持良好的精神健康,以積極的態度面對各種挑戰,尤其重要。政府、復康組織和志願機構都推出不同活動和支援計劃,推廣精神健康的重要性,讓市民正確認識精神病患,保持身心健康之餘,並消除對精神病患者及康復者的偏見和負面標籤。

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.

自今年初新冠疫情第五波爆發以來,市民的生活受到重大衝擊,長者的健康更面對嚴重威脅。不少護老院舍相繼爆疫,院友受感染。另一方面,居家的長者和他們的照顧者亦面對不同挑戰,一方面擔心在社區受到感染,另一方面要應付長者們日常醫療和生活上的需要,加上不少護老及康復服務暫停,令長者坐困家中,照顧者可謂身心俱疲。

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

平機會在本月中公布了「2021年全港性騷擾調查」結果。這個調查是香港首個涵蓋所有人口且具代表性的全港性性騷擾統計調查,旨在讓平機會更能清楚掌握香港性騷擾的情況,深入了解它在職場和網絡的普遍程度,從而作出建議,解決有關問題。

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.

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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?

 

A photo showing a happy family

這個周日(5月15日)是「國際家庭日」。聯合國在1993年將這天訂定為「國際家庭日」,旨在提高公眾對有關家庭事宜的關注,讓公眾更為明白因社會、經濟及人口發展對家庭造成的影響。提到家庭,與反歧視條例有最密切關係的莫過於《家庭崗位歧視條例》。

A photo showing some books and a gavel

上周四(4月21日)平機會根據《殘疾歧視條例》,代表一名申索人在區域法院提出法律訴訟。這是平機會首次將與2019冠狀病毒病有關的殘疾歧視個案帶到法庭。

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.

A person with alopecia areata

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。

以暴力解決問題固然不對,但拿他人的疾病來開玩笑,也是不當的行為。在香港,以他人的殘疾作為笑柄,作出冒犯、侮辱行為,有機會構成殘疾騷擾,違反《殘疾歧視條例》。
 

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