Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 283

Together for an Equal and Inclusive Hong Kong

Equal Opportunities Month: Together for an Equal and Inclusive Hong Kong

On 10 June 2022, the EOC announced the launch of “Equal Opportunities Month: Together for an Equal and Inclusive Hong Kong”, a citywide awareness campaign accredited as one of the celebration events for the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR.

Highlights of the campaign include:

  • Under the Same Sky, a series of short films about everyday prejudices and hopes for inclusion, produced in collaboration with veteran actor, singer, playwright and director Steven MA and slated for release in Autumn 2022;
  • I Believe, the theme song for the said series, performed by Steven MA and composed by Hin LEE, a local musician with visual challenges;
  • Walking in Solidarity: A Day at the EOC, a video offering an inside look at the work of the EOC, as staff members from different divisions walk viewers through their daily schedules;
  • Understanding the Disability Discrimination Ordinance, a series of 18 animated shorts about the law’s protections against disability discrimination in the workplace, created in partnership with Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 1 and social enterprise Let’s Talk ADHD; and
  • The Equal Opportunity Youth Ambassadors Scheme, a brand new youth engagement programme targeting tertiary students in Hong Kong as potential leaders driving the D&I (diversity and inclusion) conversation, with mentoring and experiential activities set to be rolled out from September 2022 to June 2023.

Explaining the idea behind the campaign, EOC Chairperson Ricky CHU Man-kin said, “With the support of the Central Government and the concerted effort of the HKSAR Government and various sectors of the community, Hong Kong has weathered through one adversity after another and brought COVID under control. As life gradually resumes some degree of normalcy, we must not forget there are people who continue to live on the margins of society, such as those with disabilities, non-ethnic Chinese and low-income women. They deserve a fairer playing field in employment, education or other areas of life.”

Mr Chu continued, “Our campaign serves to mobilise everyone to play a part in building a more caring and inclusive society, which will in turn contribute to the long-term stability and prosperity of Hong Kong.”