Face equality is about being treated fairly and equally whatever the appearance of the face or body, creating a society in which everyone is valued for the unique contribution that they can make.
And this year we are giving the campaign a special push, with the UK’s first Face Equality Day on Friday 26th May. Find out more and how to get involved!
The campaign aims to
We are calling on
We commissioned independent research to investigate people’s attitudes towards disfigurement. When directly questioned the vast majority said that they did not discriminate against people based on their facial appearance. However an Implicit Attitude Test revealed that nine out of ten people held negative attitudes towards people who have disfigurements.
Many of these attitudes are unintentional and unwitting but still result in prejudice and discrimination against people with disfigurements in the way that
This has huge practical implications for those who live with disfigurements, who might currently assume that they will not get front line jobs, go to university, or even be able to walk down the street without being stared at.