“Colour Our World”—The Equal Opportunities Diversity Project
To promote social inclusion, the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) and RTHK Radio 2 held the finale of the “Equal Opportunities Diversity Project (平等機會多元共融行動)” today (Saturday, 5 June 2010). This project is a year-long radio programme running on RTHK Radio 2 from May 2009 to May 2010. The theme of this project is to promote racial harmony, inclusion of persons with a disability, gender equality and accommodation for persons with family status.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. LAM Woon-kwong, Chairperson of the EOC said, “The EOC is committed to promoting diversity, mutual respect and equal opportunities in Hong Kong. We gather here today to celebrate Hong Kong’s rich diversity. We also want to send the message out that the EOC will not condone discrimination or hate. No one should be deprived of equal opportunities to fully participate in the society. In the past 12 months, over 70 guests including Legislative Councillors, representatives from NGOs, rehab groups, women’s groups and ethnic minority organizations were interviewed in our radio programme to raise public awareness and acceptance of all individuals, irrespective of their race, gender, disability or family status. I wish to thank our media partner RTHK Radio 2 for bringing the message of diversity and inclusion to Hong Kong’s radio listeners through this programme.”
Broadcast once a week in the past year, this social integration initiative is designed to promote inclusion and diversity through weekly interviews with celebrities and NGO workers on equal opportunities issues, radio promotion segments and interactive radio drama. This ceremony is the finale of this project.
Mr. LAM Woon-kwong was joined by EOC Members The Hon Frederick FUNG Kin-kee, Professor Randy CHIU, Mr. Amirali Bakirali NASIR, Mr. Tim LUI and Deputy Director of Broadcasting, Mr. Gordon LEUNG to officiate at the ceremony. Ethnic minority students were present at the ceremony to share their experience of living in Hong Kong. Social workers from the Hong Kong Unison and HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre also shared their views on fostering racial acceptance in Hong Kong.
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5 June 2010
Equal Opportunities Commission