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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Discrimination rife at work in Hong Kong, Equal Opportunities Commission finds in study

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Almost one in five say they have experienced unfair treatment- most often on age grounds- but only a handful took action to stop it Discrimination rife at work, EOC study finds Almost one in five Hong Kong employees say they have faced discrimination in the workplace- most often on grounds of age, a study by the equalities watchdog found. Yet ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong society must unite against discrimination

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:16pm by YAN-YAN YIP

    ... paying attention to another important issue- equal opportunities. The Equal Opportunities Commission is conducting a comprehensive review of our discrimination laws. In July, it released ... covered in the consultation. The review covers the four current discrimination ordinances (on sex, disability, family status and race), and also the role, power and constitutional arrangements ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hongkongers should back improved legal protection against discrimination

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 12:01pm by SU-MEI THOMPSON

    ... Su-Mei Thompson Su-Mei Thompson rallies the public to back proposed changes to Hong Kong's discrimination laws that will improve rights protection for all Support act The Equal Opportunities Commission has launched a public consultation on its review of Hong Kong's discrimination laws. So far, the most vociferous responses have come from the anti-mainland lobby and from ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DISCRIMINATION

    Equality official under fire for helping church to oppose reform of anti-discrimination laws

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 06:25pm by Jennifer Ngo, Amy Nip

    ... probe over church remarks A top official at the equality watchdog has been stripped of his role in a review of anti-discrimination laws after it was reported he organised members of his church ... facilitators' impartiality in our Discrimination Law Reform public consultation". Chok's views did not reflect those of the EOC, she said, adding that the body was trying to find out exactly ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Transsexuals call for laws to help minorities

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Joyce Ng

    ... Stuart Lau and Joyce Ng After legal victory allowing her to wed, ‘W’ says the fight is not over and leading campaigner says more must be done to end discrimination Transsexuals call ... sexual minorities in Hong Kong. Top of the list are new laws against discrimination, W and fellow transsexual Mimi Wong said after yesterday's landmark ruling by the top court. W, who ...

  6. News - China - MACAU

    Suspended pro-democracy Macau professor to take legal action over 'discrimination'

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:15am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Raquel Carvalho raquel.carvalho@scmp.com University of Macau associate professor plans to file labour bureau complaint saying he was discriminated against for pro-democracy views Punished ... discriminated against him based on his political beliefs. The associate professor, Bill Chou Kwok-ping, said he had faced a disciplinary process, including attending inquiry sessions, since November ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Discrimination turns critics off TVB 'reality' hit

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Vivienne Chow, Amy Nip, Jessie Lau

    ... Vivienne Chow, Amy Nip and Jessie Lau Nowhere Girls sparks complaints for its portrayal of struggling women- and claims of fakery Discrimination row over TVB 'reality' hit Television giant TVB is facing a backlash over a new reality show said to discriminate against and abuse the dignity of underprivileged women. Nowhere Girls has drawn 1.2 million viewers every night ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - RETIREMENT

    Police unions say plan for raising retirement age discriminates against current officers

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 12:33pm by Lana Lam, Phila Siu and Samuel Chan

    ... of the police force said they would be discriminated against if the retirement age was extended just for new recruits, as has been suggested by the government. Under a government proposal, only new ... are being discriminated against and demand that the administration allow all serving staff to work toward the designated retirement age, as other civil servants do," read a joint submission ...

  9. News - China - DISCRIMINATION

    Lesbian couple hurt by official's disrespect at marriage registry

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Social worker and college student say they were snubbed by registry official as they attempt to challenge law and raise public awareness Lesbians fail in bid to make marriage legal Two Beijing lesbians said they were deeply ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

    Lack of support for special-needs students

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Pupils are not being integrated, teachers do not see exclusion as discrimination, watchdog says Lack of support for special-needs students A 15-year-old policy aimed at bringing special-needs pupils into mainstream schools is failing because of a lack of government support, the equality watchdog says. As a result, Hong Kong is trailing other developed ...




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