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The Equal Opportunities Commission Staged its Fourth Community Roadshow


The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) staged its fourth community roadshow today (24 July 1999) at Maritime Square, Tsing Yi where politicians and representatives from women's groups shared their opinions and experiences on family status discrimination issues.
The event was the fourth of a series of roadshows to promote equal opportunities in all 18 districts throughout the territory. The highlight of this roadshow was a discussion on family status discrimination.

Guests participating in this session included Executive and Legislative Council Member the Honourable Tam Yiu-chung, Legislative Council Member the Honourable Cyd Ho Sau-lan, Ms. Jessie Yu Sau-chu, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Single Parents Association as well as a Member of the EOC, and Ms. Cheung Kam-foon, Secretary of Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servants' Association, Women Affairs Committee.

"I'm very pleased to see the active participation of all the guests in the discussion session. Family status discrimination has been overlooked in Hong Kong for a long time. The Family Status Discrimination Ordinance was brought into operation on 21 November 1997, but there are still many aggrieved persons who are not aware of their rights. The discussion helps to arouse the public's awareness of discrimination against persons with family status," said Dr. Fanny Cheung Mui-ching, Chairperson of the EOC.

The opening ceremony was officiated by Dr. Fanny Cheung Mui-ching; Mrs. W.Y.To, Acting District Officer of Kwai Tsing District Office as well as those participated in the discussion session as mentioned above.

In addition to the discussion, the roadshow featured exhibitions, video presentations, quiz games and a "meeting the public" programme aimed at enhancing public understanding of equal opportunities.

Enquiry: EOC Hotline       25118211