Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 182


Issue 182 | 20/03/2018

EOC releases survey on kindergarten admission policies and attitudes towards non-Chinese applicants

The EOC unveiled findings of its “Survey on Kindergarten Admission Policies and Attitudes towards Non-Chinese Applicants” on 14 March 2018. Designed as an update to a similar study conducted by Hong Kong Unison in 2015, the survey aims to assess improvement in the fairness and openness of kindergarten admission practices targeting children from ethnic minorities, South Asians in particular.

EOC gives legal assistance in sexual harassment case

On 16 March 2018, the EOC issued legal proceedings under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO) in the District Court on behalf of a woman (Claimant) claiming that the Respondent, who managed the premises occupied by the Claimant at the material time, had sexually harassed her with sexual remarks.

LifeDriver Carman Yau shares inspiring story on overcoming disability, and the meaning of life and death

Last Saturday, Carman YAU Ka-man, winner of Spirit of Hong Kong and LifeDriver, gave a heart-warming and thought-provoking interview for RTHK Radio 1’s programme, “YesWeCan” (我得你都得). Born with spinal muscular atrophy, Carman has defied expectations throughout her life. She graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a degree in psychology, worked with various NGOs to serve the local community, and went on to bring Death Café to Hong Kong, a gathering place for people from all walks of life to discuss and meditate on death – still a taboo in our conservative city. In the interview, she talked about overcoming hurdles at schools and the workplace, advocating for the adoption of new drugs in Hong Kong, leading a full life while embracing death, and much more. It will be broadcast on RTHK Radio 1 in two parts on 24 March and 31 March, 12:05am.

Students take to the stage to promote respect and equality

Tickets to the finals of the inter-school competition under the Jockey Club Equal Opportunities Drama Project 2017/18 are now available at URBTIX! Teams from primary and secondary schools are all set to put on their best shows to promote values of love, respect and equality during 3-6 April (primary schools) and 7, 10-11 April (secondary schools) respectively. For those who can’t make it, the winners will receive awards and deliver their performance once again at Youth Square in Chai Wan on 25 May.