The Rights of the Individuals

Human Rights

Learn more about the human rights issues.

Equal Opportunities

The Government is firmly committed to promoting equal opportunities for all and eliminating all forms of discrimination. We have-as appropriate-adopted various legislative, administrative, and/or educational measures to promote equal opportunities for people of different gender, family status, sexual orientation and race.

Protection of Personal Data

The Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance aims to protect the individual's right to privacy with respect to personal data and safeguards the flow of personal data to Hong Kong from restrictions by countries that already have such laws.

Access to Information Policy

It is Government policy to make available as much information as possible so that the public can better understand how we formulate and implement policy, and so more effectively monitor Government performance.

Women's Commission

The Women’s Commission was set up to promote the interests and well-being of women in Hong Kong. Learn about its activities and research, and access its directory of women-related services provided by other departments and organisations here.

Elderly Commission

The Elderly Commission was established to provide advice to the Government in the formulation of a comprehensive policy in caring for elders. Find out more about the Commission’s work here.

Race Relations Unit (RRU)

The RRU is the secretariat to the Committee on the Promotion of Racial Harmony and provides support services to ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. Find out how the RRU works to promote equal opportunities and learn about their services aimed towards the ethnic minorities in Hong Kong.

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Unit (GISOU)

The GISOU aims to enhance the equal opportunities for people of different sexual orientation in Hong Kong. It manages the Equal Opportunities (Sexual Orientation) Funding Scheme and maintains a hotline for enquiries and complaints. Learn more about its work here.