Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 180


EOC organises “Seminar on Enhancing Awareness of Sexual Harassment in Different Sectors”

With the tide of the #MeToo and Time’s Up campaigns continuing to sweep across different places and sectors, there is more than ever a need to push forward the agenda of preventing sexual harassment. While this unwelcome act affects both men and women, complaint and research data indicates that women are more prone and vulnerable to sexual harassment.

In the advent of International Women’s Day on 8 March, a global day celebrating the social, cultural and political achievements of women, the EOC is joining hands with the Gender Research Centre of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong to organise a seminar on 5 March 2018. Entitled “Seminar on Enhancing Awareness of Sexual Harassment in Different Sectors”, the event aims to raise awareness and mobilise community effort to prevent sexual harassment.

The seminar will feature talks on formulating anti-sexual harassment policies in the education sector, insight into the cold shoulder response to the problem, sharing of study findings on workplace sexual harassment against female Mainland Chinese immigrants and grassroots women. There will also be panel discussion on how concerted effort of different sectors can prevent sexual harassment. Details of the seminar are as follows:

Date: Monday, 5 March 2018 (2pm – 4:45pm)

Venue: Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, G/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories (Exit D of University Station, East Rail Line)

Language: Cantonese

Parties interested in attending the seminar may register on or before Wednesday, 28 February 2018. Seats are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.