Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 186


Issue 186 | 23/05/2018

EOC gives legal assistance in sexual harassment case

On 18 May 2018, the EOC issued legal proceedings under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO) in the District Court on behalf of a male employee of a Christian organisation. He alleged that on a number of occasions during his employment, he was sexually harassed by a male senior staff member who inappropriately touched his private part.

Floral artists with disabilities featured in latest EOC documentary

The saying “never judge a book by its cover” rings loud and clear in EOC’s latest documentary Let Their Talents Bloom, which features the uplifting story of trainees at Hong Chi Kwong Fuk Wai Yin Workshop as they overcome their intellectual disabilities and find joy and purpose in the art of floral arrangement.

EOC Chairperson calls on Government to accelerate legislation against LGBTI discrimination

On 16 May 2018, EOC Chairperson, Prof Alfred CHAN Cheung-ming released an article in am730 and the South China Morning Post to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) on 17 May, urging the Government to delay no further in legislating against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status.

CUHK to host workshop about combating sexual harassment in institutions

Although the number of institutions with an anti-sexual harassment policy has risen in recent years, many educational and non-governmental institutions are still unprepared in dealing with actual cases of sexual harassment, let alone preventing it. To address the difficulties they face in implementing the policy and introduce concrete measures applicable across various settings, the Gender Research Centre, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong will organise a workshop entitled “Sexual Harassment in Institutions” as part of their Annual Gender Roles Workshop series on 30 June (Saturday) from 9:15am – 12:45pm at Lecture Theatre 2, UG/F, Sino Building, Chung Chi College.

Mission for Migrant Workers’ training series to focus on elderly care and home safety

Hong Kong’s rapidly aging population means that more and more foreign domestic workers (FDWs) have to share the responsibility of looking after the elderly members of the families they work with. To equip FDWs with the knowledge and skills essential to elderly care, Mission for Migrant Workers will conduct training sessions on 10 June (2 – 6pm) and 15 July (10am – 2pm) at 4-8 Garden Road, Central as the latest chapter of their Care Training Series.