Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 207


Issue 207 | 11/04/2019

Mr Ricky CHU Man-kin helms EOC as new Chairperson

Mr Ricky CHU Man-kin assumed office at the EOC as its new Chairperson today (11 April 2019). Having served in the Independent Commission Against Corruption for 35 years and headed the Secretariat of the Independent Police Complaints Council for over five years, Mr Chu is a seasoned expert in complaint investigation, a dedicated leader in public service, and a proven fighter against social injustice.

Share your opinion on how gender matters in political leadership

Is gender a factor in climbing up the political ladder? How does being a man or woman affect the way a leader is percevied by others? To study the barriers faced by both women and men in pursuing political leadership, as well as to gauge public opinion on the qualities desired in political leaders in Hong Kong, the EOC is commissioning the Gender Research Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong to conduct a study entitled “Public Attitudes Towards Female Political Leadership”. Eligible individuals are welcome to participate in the online survey and share their views.

Your face shouldn’t define your fate

Looking good and glam 24/7 seems to have become an obsession for many people in the age of Instagram and Tinder. What happened to the lost art of seeing beyond the superficial, getting to know a person, and making a deeper connection? To encourage us to appreciate people’s inner beauty while learning about the everyday struggles of those with facial disfigurements, the local group Face Equality is organising a series of experiential activities on the 28th this month, funded by the EOC and supported by Hong Kong Psoriasis Patients Association, Hong Kong Burns Association and Hong Kong Neurofibromatosis Association.

Employees Retraining Board releases new course prospectus for ethnic minorities

The Employees Retraining Board (ERB) has issued a new prospectus introducing the training courses to be provided for ethnic minorities (EMs) from April 2019 to March 2020. Featuring courses in four categories, namely Placement-tied Courses “Skills Upgrading Scheme Plus” Courses, Generic Skills Training Courses and Youth Training Courses, the programme is designed to enhance the employability of EMs in Hong Kong and facilitate their integration in the local community.