1 in 6 people in Hong Kong experienced online sexual harassment, equality watchdog survey finds

One in six people in Hong Kong have suffered online sexual harassment while one in eight experienced it in the workplace, according to a survey by Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC).

The EOC conducted telephone interviews with 5,027 people aged between 18 and 64 from March to June last year.

(From left to right) Senior Research Manager Joanne Ip, Acting Head (Policy, Research & Training) Doris Tsui, member Dr. Rizwan Ullah, Executive Director (Operations) of Dr. Ferrick Chu, and Senior Equal Opportunities Officer of the Anti-Sexual Harassment Unit Susana Soo meeting the press on May 12, 2022. Photo: Candice Chau/HKFP.

According to the survey, 17.8 per cent of respondents said they had been sexually harassed online in the past two years, with more men than women claiming to have experienced harassment.

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