#Face Equality Day
23rd May 2018

Changing Faces launches
new Hate Crime Campaign

#Face Equality Day
23rd May 2018

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Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 9:31pm
No matter where you live, you will always have a victim service available to you, which may be run by a charity or another organisation. They can help you report and seek support. Visit https://t.co/hL1ouVIQi0 for more information. #HateCrime #VisibleHate https://t.co/AK4IDKBzbt FaceEquality photo
Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 8:59pm
@SUEG46 Thanks, we'll take a look.
Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 8:37pm
This is Linzie's story. A third of people with a visible difference say they’ve experienced hate crime. But not all of these crimes are being reported – we want to change that https://t.co/0dMY4QxJER #VisibleHate https://t.co/Rpga5C3uPH
Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 6:03pm
For too long, people with visible differences have been putting up with hate, whether verbal, physical, or mental abuse, because of the way they look. It’s time to break the cycle of #VisibleHate https://t.co/Rrrj6ld8lD https://t.co/cVLjJtP3ee FaceEquality photo
Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 2:02am
Did you hear our head of advocacy, Henrietta Spalding, and fabulous champion, Victoria Wright, on @BBCWomansHour yesterday talking about our new campaign to break the cycle of #VisibleHate ? Listen back: https://t.co/W4dtDfq9vo

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Changing FacesFriday, April 20th, 2018 at 8:36pm
"Abuse of people with disfigurements needs to be recognised for what it is - a hate crime" - great piece in Huffington Post from Changing Faces champion Rory McGuire, who blogged on his experiences in support of our #VisibleHate campaign. Find out more about the campaign: https://www.changingfaces.org.uk/campaigns/whatishatecrime
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Changing FacesThursday, April 19th, 2018 at 9:14pm
Verbal abuse, threatening behaviour, taunting, spitting, harassment, intimidation, physical abuse (shoving, punching kicking) – are all offences which can constitute disability hate crime. Break the cycle of #VisibleHate - speak up, speak out, together let’s stop it https://www.changingfaces.org.uk/hatecrime
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Changing FacesThursday, April 19th, 2018 at 8:23pm
We are recruiting a Director of Fundraising and Communications to lead the development and delivery of an ambitious fundraising and communications strategy – to drive forward our new strategic plan. The salary for this post is £55k-£60k. Closing date is the 2nd May 2018. For more information click -> https://www.changingfaces.org.uk/director-of-fundraising-and-communications
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Changing FacesThursday, April 19th, 2018 at 5:06am
Over 40% of people we surveyed did not know that a hate crime relating to how a person looks is a criminal offence, and can be reported.

Here's what to do if you think you’ve experienced a hate crime:

1. You can report it straight to the police with as much information about the attack as possible, but we know this is not always possible.
2. So, if you don’t want to talk to the police, you can report it online, through sites like Truevision ( www.report-it.org.uk/home ) or StopHateUK ( www.stophateuk.org ) or go to a third party reporting centre. You can also find out online if you have one in your local area.
3. It’s important to collect evidence if you can. You could take a photo of the person who’s abusing you or something to identify them, like their license plate. However, please don’t do anything that will put you at risk or that you don’t feel comfortable with.
4. You don’t have to report yourself, and you also don’t have to report alone. Someone else can report on your behalf and you can of course take someone with you who can also provide evidence or support your case.
We want to break the cycle of #VisibleHate - speak up, speak out, together let's stop it. Find out more at www.changingfaces.org.uk/hatecrime
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Changing FacesWednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 9:00pm
Today we launch our Hate Crime Campaign. Watch our short film, which follows the stories of three individuals who have been victims of hate crimes because they look different. We want the police and wider justice system to be aware of how to deal with hate crimes sensitively and effectively.
We want to break the cycle of #VisibleHate. Speak up, speak out, together let’s stop it https://www.changingfaces.org.uk/hatecrime
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Changing Faces shared a post.Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 8:41pm
In 2016, Marialuisa worked with several of our volunteers for her masters project, creating garments that represented disfigurement to lower stigma. Now, she is preparing to launch her first collection on burn scars for Miga Swimwear (https://www.instagram.com/p/BfynHMiFWLi/?taken-by=migaswimwear) Her brand aims to build a community of self-love and self-acceptance amongst all women, so that we can empower one another to share our own stories about our bodies and their resilience. Given the fantastically positive reaction to the recent Love Disfigure swimwear photoshoot we feel that times really are changing, and collections from forward-thinking designers like Marialuisa represent an exciting step forward in the fight for true #FaceEquality

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