Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 271


Issue 271 | 16/12/2021

EOC Chairperson Mr Ricky CHU Man-kin visited the mock polling station at North Point Community Hall on 14 December to review the facilitation measures to be provided on the 2021 Legislative Council General Election polling day for electors with special needs.

EOC Chairperson visits mock polling station ahead of LegCo General Election

With the 2021 Legislative Council General Election coming up on 19 December, Mr Ricky CHU Man-kin, EOC Chairperson visited a mock polling station this Wednesday (14 December) to review the measures in place that facilitate electors with special needs.

Icons of examples of accommodation for people with disabilities, including a ramp, braille text and a captioned video.

Time to introduce duty to make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities

In the spirit of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), EOC Chairperson Mr Ricky CHU published an article in the South China Morning Post on 4 December 2021, urging for the introduction of an express duty to make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance.

Screenshots of the video explainer “What You Should Know as a Tenant under the Race Discrimination Ordinance”, available in Available in Bahasa Indonesia, English, Hindi, Nepali and Urdu

EOC creates multi-language videos to promote racial equality in tenancy

To raise awareness of how the Race Discrimination Ordinance applies to tenancy-related situations, as well as of avenues of redress for aggrieved individuals, the EOC has recently produced an infographic and a video explainer, and disseminated the resources to non-ethnic Chinese communities with the support of NGOs and community representatives.

Support breastfeeding

EOC Chairperson to voice support for “Say Yes to Breastfeeding” campaign

This Friday (17 December 2021), EOC Chairperon, Mr Ricky CHU Man-kin will attend a ceremony recognising the new batch of organisations who have joined the Say Yes to Breastfeeding campaign this year.