EOC stands for the Equal Opportunities Commission. It is a Hong Kong statutory body responsible for implementing ordinances meant to eliminate discrimination based on disability, family status, race and gender.
Both the Equal Opportunities Commission and the education minister should have been more forthcoming when asked about a student’s complaint against a school ban on long hair for boys as that would help clear the air and provide clearer directions for the education sector
Readers discuss the international reaction to the hanging in Singapore of a man convicted of a drug offence, nations’ failure to prioritise peace, and the Hong Kong equality watchdog’s sensitivity to potential discrimination.
Equal Opportunities Commission urged to improve customer satisfaction by ‘enhancing the quality of communication’ and ‘empathetic skills’ of staff.
Christine Chu, 24, says Chinese University’s law school told her to use toilets for people with disabilities when she asked about using women’s facilities.
Readers suggest what new PR police assistant commissioner can do, ask to be allowed home quarantine where there is ample space, and ponder the school ban on long hair for boys in our diverse society
Readers discuss how school rules requiring boys to have short hair reinforces outdated gender norms, the need to ensure policies do not contravene the Sex Discrimination Ordinance, and the courage needed to take a stand as a student.
Student inspired by discrimination ruling from court in 2020 in favour of former opposition lawmaker ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung.
Crime has come down, city’s transport networks have grown, people have more leisure choices now.
M. Tariq is seeking HK$104,000 in damages from Gurkhas Group (G3S) Charity Foundation, which terminated his contract just one week into his employment.
Readers commend the RTHK for bucking the gender pay gap, decry the addiction to fossil fuel-run cars, say the future of a Polar Silk Road remains bright, and ask that tobacco deaths be treated as a public crisis on a par with Covid-19.
A rising number of Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong has triggered a mounting wave of discrimination against ethnic minority groups.
More than 1,500 inquiries, 255 complaints relating to the pandemic poured in over past two years.
Omissions in Sex Discrimination Ordinance leave some victims with no avenue to seek redress, says equality watchdog chief.
Common view in Hong Kong is that discrimination based on race, age and residency status is widespread, Equal Opportunities Commission survey finds.
Readers discuss corporate policies on vaccination, the popularity of environmental issues and how an arbitrary retirement age prevents useful members of society from contributing.
The Equal Opportunities Commission’s work to help victims of discrimination has opened its eyes to the need for sensitivity training.
But Ricky Chu, chairman of Equal Opportunities Commission, says new rule does not breach any anti-discrimination laws as it concerns electronic devices.