Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 189


Issue 189 | 06/07/2018

Community Participation Funding Programme now open for applications

Having troubles financing your equality campaign and letting your ideas take off? Look no further – the EOC’s Community Participation Funding Programme is now accepting applications until 14 September 2018.

EOC Chairperson calls on churches to take active steps to address sexual harassment

Just last month, the Hong Kong Christian Council unearthed an inconvenient truth with a study on sexual harassment in Hong Kong churches: more than half of the 55 respondents have been sexually harassed or assaulted by a church leader or employee; near one-fifth were forced to engage in sexual activity. The appalling findings fuelled an already simmering outcry over unchecked sexual aggression in God’s backyard, following recent media reports of church management brushing off complaints from victims and demanding silence.

Everest conqueror Ada Tsang inspires students with stereotype-busting story

In 2002, the EOC launched the Youth Challenge programme with the aim to empower the younger generation to knock off stereotypes and other barriers in pursuing their dreams. This year saw the 15th edition of the programme, with Ms Ada TSANG Yin-hung, the first Hong Kong woman to conquer Mount Everest, as one of the mentors.

Prospects Theatre to showcase power of inclusion in drama

From 18 – 19 August, Prospects Theatre will stage four shows of its Youth Theatre Showcase, Adventures in Magic Forest at Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Performed in Cantonese, the play follows a little red riding hood and a puppet friend who must overcome their differences to rescue kids trapped inside a magic forest. The production is part of Prospects Theatre’s three-year initiative “Jockey Club Equal Opportunities Drama Project”, sponsored by Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and supported by the EOC. Since 2015 the project has spread messages of equal opportunity and anti-discrimination among local youth through talks, workshops, competitions and summer camps.