Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 191


Issue 191 | 09/08/2018

Apply now for “Tally & friends” Storytelling Competition and Workshops

The EOC is now accepting applicatons until 3 October 2018 for its latest educational programme, “Equality for All: ‘Tally & friends’ Storytelling Competition & Workshops”. Following the launch of the children’s books series, Tally & friends by the EOC last October, the Commission is organising the programme to further promote messages of equality, diversity and inclusion among children.

EOC launches racial diversity and inclusion charter for employers

Continuing its commitment to driving businesses to promote racial equality in the workplace, the EOC has launched the Racial Diversity and Inclusion Charter for Employers. The Charter consists of nine guidelines based on the Race Discrimination Ordinance (RDO) as well as the Code of Practice in Employment under the RDO and covers three areas, namely policy, culture and work environment. It aims to provide best practice suggestions for businesses looking not only to demonstrate their dedication to building an inclusive workplace, but also to set concrete goals and achieve tangible results.

EOC Chairperson addresses misunderstanding around the Commission’s legal services

In response to allegations made during a public hearing at a recent meeting of the Legislative Council’s Panel on Constitutional Affairs that the legal assistance provided by EOC was limited, Prof Alfred CHAN Cheung-ming, Chairperson of the EOC, published an online article on Stand News and InMedia on 23 July to address misguided views about the Commission’s Legal Services Division (LSD) and explain its scope of work.

EOC makes submission to the 96th Session of CERD

The EOC submitted its views to the 96th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on the Third Report of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) last month, ahead of the hearings on 10 and 13 August to be conducted by CERD in Geneva to assess the implementation of ICERD in Hong Kong.