Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 195


Issue 195 | 15/10/2018

EOC's new documentary shows accessibility is an issue affecting everyone

While accessibility is sometimes misconceived as a costly idea that benefits only a few, Hong Kong's rapidly ageing population - by 2041 almost one in every three Hongkongers will be 65 years old or above - means that barrier-free facilities are in huge demand and not being constructed fast enough. Indeed, the right to navitage the city with ease should be enjoyed by all, from wheelchair users and others with mobility difficulties to pregnant women and parents with baby strollers.

EOC submits recommendations to Education Bureau ahead of sex education review

The Policy, Research and Training Committee (PRTC) of the EOC recently submitted its recommendations to the Education Bureau (EDB), having learned of its plans to review sex education in schools.

EOC and CUHK co-organise anti-sexual harassment seminar for churches

On 12 October 2018, the EOC and the Divinity School of Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) co-organised the "Seminar on Prevention of Sexual Harassment in Churches". The seminar aimed to raise awareness of sexual harassment and promote the formulation of effective anti-sexual harassment policies in churches.

Pink Dot Hong Kong to celebrate 5th anniversary on 21 October

Inspired by the annual carnivalesque celebration among LGBTI communities and their allies in Singapore, Hong Kong hosted its own Pink Dot in 2014 and is heralding its 5th anniversary this Sunday (21 October 2018).