Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 183


Issue 183 | 10/04/2018

Diversity good for business, corporate leaders speak from experience at EOC seminar

On 21 March 2018, the EOC organised a seminar entitled “Corporate Role in Promoting Racial Diversity” to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination with the support of HSBC. Over 100 representatives from multinational corporations, SMEs, social enterprises and NGOs turned up to hear insights into how diversity could drive business growth and what practices could be implemented to better engage ethnic minorities in the workplace. Moderated by SCMP’s Chief News Editor, Mr Yonden LHATOO and former legislator Ms Margaret NG, the multi-sector panels featured senior management from HSBC, Arup Group Limited, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, PCCW, Fairwood Holdings Limited and Towngas.

EOC Chairperson calls for responsible reporting on people with mental illness

Few institutions wield as much influence as the “Fourth Estate”, and in this age of information explosion, the media are often tempted to resort to sensationalism in their quest for readership and the ultimate viral story. But what if such dramatisation comes at the expense of stigmatising marginalised groups?

Social Welfare Department invites applications for Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities

The Social Welfare Department is now inviting employers of persons with disabilities (PWDs) to submit applications for its Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities (SPED) until 20 April.

Interactive drama workshop to highlight struggles of intersex people

The Department of Social Work at Hong Kong Baptist University and the Gender Justice Ministry of the Hong Kong Christian Council will co-organise an interactive drama workshop about the adversities confronting intersex people and their family members on 21 April (Sat), from 2pm – 6:30pm in Tsim Sha Tsui. Through “applied theatre” – the use of drama to educate the public and connect communities – audiences will embark on an immersive journey through the often troubled life of intersex people, confined by the gender binary that defines much of our society today.