Equal Opportunities Commission


Equal Opportunities Commission

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





A blue background with text of "Disability Inclusion"


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.


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.