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Issue 266 | 30/09/2021

EOC Chairperson welcomes move to allow religious head coverings for barristers

In an article published by The South China Morning Post and Ming Pao Daily this month, Mr Ricky CHU Man-kin, EOC Chairperson hailed a recent move by the Bar Association and the Chief Justice to allow an exception on religious grounds to the rule that barristers must wear wigs in court.

Crimes (Amendment) Bill 2021 a boon to victims of sexual violence

On 30 September 2021, the EOC issued a press release welcoming the passage of the Crimes (Amendment) Bill 2021 in the Legislative Council. The Bill introduces new offences of voyeurism; unlawful recording or observation of intimate parts; publication of images originating from voyeurism or unlawful recording or observation of intimate parts; as well as publication or threatened publication of intimate images without consent.

EOC’s photo exhibition “The Way We Are” travels to Lingnan University

As part of its 7th Equal Opportunities Awareness Campaign, Lingnan University is now exhibiting nearly 50 photos from the EOC’s visual storytelling project “The Way We Are” at Leung Fong Oi Wan Art Gallery.

EOC makes submission to Legislative Council Panel on Education on strengthening support for non-Chinese-speaking students

At the meeting of the Legislative Council Panel on Education on 3 September, Panel Members followed up on the progress on supporting non-Chinese-speaking (NCS) students in learning Chinese. To highlight the key concerns and recommendations of the EOC on the issue, the Commission made a submission to the Panel.

Become an active bystander against discrimination with Resolve Foundation’s Equality Toolkit

No action is too small when it comes to changing the world. Each one of us has the ability to make our society more inclusive through our words and everyday actions. Echoing this spirit and supported by the EOC’s Community Participation Funding Programme, Resolve Foundation will launch a bilingual “equality toolkit” via Zoom on Thursday, 7 October at 12:30pm.
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