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Equal Opportunities Commission

Pupils in school for deaf allege abuse by teachers

Students have complained to the Equal Opportunities Commission about discrimination and bullying they say they faced from teachers in a school for the deaf in Diamond Hill.

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 4:12am

EOC, consulate back Filipino fans over race abuse at Hong Kong soccer match

Outraged Filipino soccer fans subjected to racial abuse from Hong Kong supporters were backed by the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Philippines consulate yesterday.

A section of supporters yelled at Philippine fans that they were "all just slaves" during an international friendly at Mong Kok Stadium on Tuesday night.

6 Jun 2013 - 7:40am 8 comments

South Asian students thwarted by lack of Chinese-language skills

Local primary students have no problem reading and writing the Chinese characters for common words such as “mushroom”, “pumpkin” or even “universal suffrage”. Not so for Pakistani girl Igra Khan, who is in Form Three.

6 May 2013 - 10:51am 1 comment

Transgender patient 'humiliated' by nurse

A transgender person awaiting surgery to become a woman has complained to the equality watchdog about a nurse who insisted on loudly calling her "Mr".

Angel, who dresses and regards herself as a woman, says the nurse's loud use of the male honorific had drawn attention to her gender identity disorder and made her feel humiliated.

19 Apr 2013 - 3:44am 1 comment

Give York Chow a fair chance

Three years ago, when Lam Woon-kwong was appointed the head of the Equal Opportunities Commission, he was criticised for his close links to the government and his lack of some sort of human rights credentials. Now that he has concluded his tenure at one of the most controversial positions in local politics, it's fair to say that those criticisms were unfair, to say the least.

8 Apr 2013 - 2:04am

We cannot afford to spurn economic dividend from inclusive education

The appointment of a retired government stalwart as Equal Opportunities Commissioner raised a few eyebrows. Former health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok did not endear himself initially to those concerned about a conflict of interest by following the government line against a consultation on legal protection for sexual minorities.

7 Apr 2013 - 1:42am 2 comments

Equality chief says UN rules for free elections must be met

The new chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission believes Hong Kong will have to meet international standards for democratic elections as well as the Basic Law when universal suffrage is introduced.

2 Apr 2013 - 4:36am 4 comments

Dr York Chow pledges to protect gay rights

Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, the new chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission, has promised to make legislation to protect gay rights a top priority during his three-year term.

1 Apr 2013 - 5:06am

Hiring people with disabilities is less daunting than we think

York Chow Yat-ngok's appointment as the new head of the Equal Opportunities Commission should be a positive step for people with disabilities since he has a wealth of experience serving voluntary organisations that promote their rights. 

25 Mar 2013 - 2:37am

EOC looks to combining equal rights laws

The Equal Opportunities Commission will complete by this year the drafting of a consultation document to review the four anti-discrimination laws, so that a public consultation into the matter can be launched next year.

22 Mar 2013 - 5:44am 3 comments

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