Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 268


Issue 268 | 28/10/2021

Photo of an opened book, placed on a desk.

EOC recommends legislation to tackle discrimination between Hong Kong Chinese and Mainland Chinese people

In a series of media interviews this month, EOC Chairperson, Mr Ricky CHU Man-kin shared that the Commission had made a number of legislative recommendations to the Government for addressing discrimination between Hong Kong Chinese and Mainland Chinese people. 
A pen and a pair of glasses placed next to a notebook.

New course on offer in EOC’s 2021 fall training programme

The EOC’s acclaimed anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training courses will return this November and December. Among the six paid courses is a new offering titled “The Disability Discrimination Ordinance and the Race Discrimination Ordinance in Education”.
Representatives of the Organising Committee pose for a group photo at the press conference From left: Mr CHING Chi-kong, Chairperson of the Organising Committee of Mental Health Month 2021 and Director of the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong; Dr LAM Mei-ling, Vice President (Censor/Education) of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists; and Dr Ferrick CHU, Executive Director (Operations) of the Equal Opportunities Commission.

Hongkongers’ mental health remains below acceptable standards despite slight improvement from 2020

The average mental health score of Hongkongers has increased from last year, but it continues to fall short of the “passing mark”, as revealed by the latest Hong Kong Mental Health Index on 26 October 2021.
Photo of a kindergarten student

EOC explains kindergarten admission arrangements in videos addressed to non-ethnic Chinese parents

As kindergartens have started admitting students for the 2022-23 school year, the EOC recently produced videos in Nepali and Urdu to explain to Nepalese and Pakistani parents the admission arrangements and related protections under the Race Discrimination Ordinance.
Promotional image of the conference

The Zubin Foundation to host conference “What Is the Status of Hong Kong’s Ethnic Minorities?”

The Hong Kong Poverty Situation Report on Ethnic Minorities 2016 unveiled that one in every five ethnic minority households was living in poverty. What has changed since then? And what is the way forward for racial equality? To address these questions, The Zubin Foundation will host its inaugural conference, “What Is the Status of Hong Kong’s Ethnic Minorities?” on 9 November 2021.