Equal Opportunities Commission


Equal Opportunities Commission

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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.


文化體育及旅遊局長楊潤雄在1 月31 日表示,旅發局會繼續與業界合作,吸引中東旅客來港旅遊。當中提到對穆斯林(伊斯蘭教徒)旅客的配套,包括清真食物和祈禱設施等,正正與平機會一直推動的種族友善顧客服務的工作一致。

A ramp on a building with wheelchair and stroller signs on wall


Last October, the Equal Opportunities Commission published a guide on UD specifically tailored for the catering sector. According to a survey on local restaurants, over 70% of the sampled facilities failed to comply with accessibility requirements. With a wide range of practical tips and measures, such as installing steps-free access and ensuring sufficient space between tables, the Guide aims to help restaurants improve the dining experience for all customers, and promote the principles of UD in the community.

As the chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission of Hong Kong, here is my take on what has been happening in terms of racial equality and inclusion.

While there have been developments in education, mental health services, language proficiency support and the private sector's commitment to diversity and inclusion, there are still challenges to overcome. It is imperative that we continue to work together to create an inclusive society where everyone, regardless of their ethnic background, can thrive and contribute to Hong Kong's success.

A group photo of Equal Opportunity Youth Ambassadors taken at the first experiential learning activity.


In a home setting, a mother is playing with her daughter on a sofa and a father is teaching his daughter with a laptop computer.


A guide dog is by the side of a blind man, on pedestrian crossing



EOC Chairperson Mr Ricky Chu Man-kin visited the mock polling station in North Point Community Hall to review the facilitation measures to be provided on the 2023 District Council Ordinary Election polling day for electors with special needs.


An upset teen girl sits on floor sadly with school bag and books on her side


With the government encouraging its departments to pay attention to one of the biggest challenges to the employment of ethnic minorities in civil service jobs – the Chinese language – there will hopefully be more tangible diversity.`

There are many benefits to having greater diversity in the civil service. For a start, it “mainstreams” ethnic minorities and makes these communities, which have deep roots in Hong Kong, more visible to the general populace. This visibility can dispel many unconscious biases and prejudices that may have arisen from a lack of interaction.