Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 194


Issue 194 | 28/09/2018

EOC co-hosts conference with APF to reflect on equality in Asia Pacific

The pursuit of equality is an ongoing journey; from time to time, we need to take stock and shift gears as we progress forward. In that spirit, over 200 equal rights enthusiasts from Hong Kong and across Asia Pacific got together from 20 to 21 September 2018 at the "Conference on Equality in the Asia Pacific 2018: Progress and Challenges" for a status update on equality for women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the region, as well as a cross-cultural discussion on shared challenges and best practices.

Deadline extended to 15 October for applications to "Tally & friends" Storytelling Competition

The application deadline for "Equality for All: 'Tally & friends' Storytelling Competition" has been extended to 15 October 2018 (Monday).

HER Fund to organise charity screening of EOC-funded feature A Woman is a Woman

Family estrangement, school bullying, workplace discrimination, social stigma, medical pathologisation... For transgender people, the intolerance of the world around them could seem insurmountable at times. Transwomen, in particular, may be seen as a disgrace to the family in traditional Chinese societies where patriarchy easily breeds a toxic obsession with masculinity and a dangerosuly narrow conception of filial piety.

CareER partners with Community Business to launch Inclusive Recruitment Fair

CareER has rolled out the 2018 edition of its award-winning Fair Opportunity Programme in collaboration with Community Business, once again to offer higher educated people with disabilities and special educational needs a much needed chance to meet with employers across an array of industries as they aspire to put their talents and knowledge to good use.