Unison Newsletter Issue #86

Speaking at LegCo Public Hearing

Our deputation of 7 attended the public hearing on Feb 25 under the LegCo's Bills Committee on Discrimination Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018 to speak out against the biggest flaw in the Race Discrimination Ordinance (RDO). We argued for amending the RDO to include the exercise of government powers and functions like the other 3 discrimination ordinances. The deputation included Unison's Executive Director Phyllis Cheung, our Vice-Chair Jeffrey Andrews (also the Convener of Voices of Diversity), our scholarship awardees Aslam Rabia, Lamia Sreya Rahman and Umme Habiba Aslam and our intern Bidhya Shrestha. Follow our Facebook page in the coming weeks to learn more about the RDO and how our deputation debunked myths raised by the government.

融樂會七位代表參加2月25日立法會《2018年歧視法例(雜項修訂)條例草案》委員會公聽會,質問政府何時就《種族歧視條例》中的重要缺陷,修訂條例涵蓋政府行使權力和職能,與香港其餘三條歧視條例看齊。代表包括融樂會總幹事張鳳美、副主席Jeffrey Andrews (同時為Voices of Diversity 召集人)、融樂會獎學金得主Aslam Rabia, Lamia Sreya Rahman Umme Habiba Aslam及本會實習生Bidhya Shrestha。未來幾個星期融樂會面書上將有更多關於《種族歧視條例》以及代表發言的內容,請密切留意。

Hikathon Test Run 試行融樂行路線

Our scholarship awardees scouted the route of Unison Hikathon during Chinese New Year holiday. They will join our charity hike on Mar 24 (Sun) as volunteers. Have you enrolled yet?
Date: 24 March 2019 (Sun), kick-off at 10am
Route: Aberdeen Upper Reservoir
Length: 6km; Duration: 2 hrs (depending on individual speed) 
Starting point: St. James’ Settlement Headquarters (Wan Chai MTR station Exit A3) 


Response to Ombudsman Report 回應申訴專員公署調查報告

The Office of Ombudsman announced on Feb 19 the completion of a direct investigation on "Government's support for non-Chinese speaking students". Unison welcomes the report, and urges the EDB to carefully review the Ombudsman's suggestions. The EDB should establish a Chinese as Second Language Policy with stage learning objectives, monitor the admission and learning support in kindergartens and implement a study regarding the appropriate student ratio in schools.
Full press release here

Booth at Life Planning Expo 生涯規劃博覽會攤位

On Feb 24, Unison took part in the Life Planning Expo at Delia (Glee Path). Unison Scholarship awardees and our staff talked to parents and students about planning of further studies and career options, and our booth was very popular. Our awardees share their experience and insights and students left with a better understanding of their interests and the requirements of different occupations and tertiary programmes in Hong Kong.

We are always looking for smart, organized and capable individuals who are passionate about racial justice. If you fit the description, reach out to us for internship or volunteering opportunities!
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