Conference on Equality in the Asia Pacific 2018: Progress and Challenges
Graphic: Conference participants, including representatives from APF member institutions
The conference, hosted by the APF and the Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission, examined progress and barriers to equality across the region
A commitment to equality and non-discrimination provides the foundation for strong and inclusive communities – but how far have we come in the Asia Pacific?
Representatives from national human rights institutions, civil society organisations, government, UN bodies and academics considered this question at a two-day conference that was co-hosted by the APF and the Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission.
The Conference on Equality, held in Hong Kong on 20-21 September 2018, provided an overview of progress on equality in Hong Kong and, more broadly, across the region.
In particular, keynote speakers and participants shared their insights on progress and challenges in relation to
- Women and equality
- Racial equality
- Equality for people with disabilities.
It was an opportunity to promote dialogue and share strategies and good practice approaches to counter discrimination.
The conference report, presentation slides and photo gallery are available at: http://www.eoc.org.hk/eoc/otherproject/equalityconference2018/index.html
- Conference participants, including representatives from APF member institutions - Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission