Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 281


Issue 281 | 16/05/2022

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EOC briefs LegCo on work progress and upcoming plans

EOC Chairperson Mr Ricky CHU Man-kin attended a meeting of the Legislative Council Panel on Constitutional Affairs on 16 May 2022 to brief the Panel on the Commission’s work in 2021-22 and its key focuses for 2022-23.

(From left) Dr Joanne IP Chung-yan, Senior Research Manager; Ms Doris TSUI Ue-ting, Acting Head (Policy, Research and Training); Dr Rizwan ULLAH, Convenor of the Policy, Research and Training Committee; Dr Ferrick CHU Chung-man, Executive Director (Operations); and Ms Susana SOO, Senior Equal Opportunity Officer (Anti-Sexual Harassment Unit) from the EOC presented the findings of the “Territory-wide Representative Survey on Sexual Harassment in Hong Kong 2021” at the press conference.

EOC publishes first territory-wide survey on sexual harassment in Hong Kong

On 12 May 2022, the EOC published a study entitled “Territory-wide Representative Survey on Sexual Harassment in Hong Kong 2021”. With over 5 000 respondents aged 18-64, the survey was the first of its kind in terms of its sample size and coverage of the general population in Hong Kong. About 17.8% and 11.8% of the respondents reported having been sexually harassed online and at work respectively over the 24 months prior to the survey.

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EOC welcomes re-appointment of EOC Members

The EOC welcomes the Government’s announcement on 6 May 2022 of the re-appointment of Mr Simon LAM Ken-chung and Dr Sigmund LEUNG Sai-man as Members of the Commission for a term of two years, with effect from 20 May 2022. 

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Sign up for the webinar “Disability Discrimination in the Workplace”

Although DEI reigns as a buzzword in the business sector today, the interest in recruiting, retaining and grooming talents with disabilities remains lukewarm among employers. Often, the apathy stems from a lack of knowledge about different disabilities and assumptions about accommodation measures being costly and burdensome.