Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities

Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities, founded in 1996, formed from various women's organizations in Hong Kong. WCOEO promotes the gender sensitive and gender mainstreaming in the policy making process and promotes the movement for gender equality.

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Mission

  • Support the priniciple of women's right on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Beijing Declaration and Programme of Action
  • Coordinate the women's organizations in Hong Kong to promote gender equality
  • Fight for women's right and advocate the relevant policy
  • Concern the situation of women
  • Promote the democracy, human right, and women's issues

Member Organisations

  • Action for Reach Out
  • Association of Women with Disabilities Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres
  • Hong Kong Women Christian Council
  • Hong Kong Women Workers' Association
  • Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions - Women's Commission
  • The Association for the Advancement of Feminism
  • Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women

Related Press Releases / Statements

Statements

Response to the Draft Outline of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Fourth Report under the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

In the interests of transparency and full accountability, we recommend that the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("HKSAR Government") includes the following comments and suggestions in its Fourth Report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women...

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Press Releases

Women's Forum 2018

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【WCOEO】#metoo

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Press Releases

Sign for Carer!

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Statements

Submission of Hong Kong Shadow Report to CEDAW Committee on the Implementation of CEDAW in Hong Kong

NGO Oral PresentationHong Kong, China Presented at the 59th CEDAW Session, Geneva, 20 Oct – 7 Nov 2014Presented by Ms. KWOK Ka Chai and Ms. LEUNG Wing Yan (Joanne) Madame Chair, On behalf of the Hong Kong Delegation, which consists of 9 NGOs, we are presenting the Statement to...

Statements

Statement by the Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities Condemning Sexual Violence Against Female Protestors

We are over 30 women's and gender NGOs who have joined hands to condemn sexual violence, threats and assaults used by thugs on female protesters in Mongkok!We have already received numerous calls for help from citizens who have been targets of verbal sexual harassment, including, "if you c...

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【WCOEO】Response to Budget 2010

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Related Events & Programmes

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International Women's Day: Women Election Forum

Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres, in association with Gender Reasearch Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities, is going to hold a women's forum on Legislative Council by-election on 8 March, 2018 in LT2, Yasumoto International...

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Women's Forum 2016

The HKFWC collects feedback on government policies and appeals for change from hundreds of our members to form our platform. Policies receiving the most interest from our members include the universal non-means-tested retirement protection plan; planning childcare services, the development of...

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Using CEDAW To Advocate Women's Rights: A Workshop on CEDAW Shadow Report Writing

A Workshop on CEDAW Shadow Report Writing was held on the University of Hong Kong campus on October 26 and 27. Co-sponsored by the Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities, Centre for Comparative and Public Law and the Women's Studies Research Centre (WSRC) of HKU, the workshop was...