Issue 203 ｜ 14/02/2019
Happy Year of the Pig
Happy Year of the Pig! Do you know research shows that pigs are actually intelligent, social and sensitive? Apparently they are not the lazy, filthy, dim-witted animals stereotypes would have them to be. Human beings may be prone to biases, but the EOC is here to continue to work closely with all stakeholders in calling out prejudice, eliminating discrimination and creating an inclusive society. So let’s hit the ground running, oink oink!
Holistic sex education pivotal to fight against sexual harassment at local universities, writes EOC Chairperson
Following the EOC’s recent release of a territory-wide study on sexual harassment of university students in Hong Kong, Prof Alfred CHAN Cheung-ming, Chairperson of the EOC, published an article in Hong Kong Economic Journal, Stand News and South China Morning Post, spelling out the prevalence of the problem as well as its root causes.
Support “Generation i” and vote for your favourite comic strip and video
Aimed at firing up local youths’ creativity and commitment to promoting equal opportunity, the EOC launched the “Generation i” initiative last year to invite secondary school students to submit comic strips and short videos themed around diversity and inclusion. The shortlisted entries are now online for public voting. Works that receive the greatest number of “likes” will win the the “Most Popular Entry on Facebook” award, with cash prizes of HK$3,000 and HK$2,000 respectively for the Short Video Division and the Comics Division.
EOC recognised as “5 Years Plus Caring Organisation” by Hong Kong Council of Social Service
The EOC has been awarded the 5 Years Plus Caring Organization Logo for another year by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. It is a testament to our continuous commitment to caring for the community, employees and the environment. The EOC will continue to contribute actively to Hong Kong society and the well-being of its dynamic team through volunteer and fund-raising activities, environmental protection measures, as well as staff training and assistance programmes.
New wheelchair-accessible taxi model benefits PWDs but needs policy backup
On 25 January 2019, the biggest taxi supplier in Hong Kong announced the introduction of Comfort Hybrid Taxi, a new model of wheelchair-accessible taxi (WAT). Nearly 1,000 new taxis are expected to hit the road by the end of 2019.