The UK's first Face Equality Day takes place on Friday 26th May 2017

Face Equality Day - Friday 26th May 2017

On Friday 26th May 2017, there will be news reports, activities nationwide, and ways for everyone to get involved to show their support on Face Equality Day.

This is the first time we’ve had a Face Equality Day in the UK, and we have created the day to enable us to increase awareness of Face Equality, the campaign to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and equally whatever the appearance of their face or body.

  • We will be publishing Disfigurement in the UK, the first major study of the real life experiences of people who have a disfigurement
  • We’ll be asking people to wear our Butterfly on their face or body to show support and, for people who don’t have a disfigurement, to give them the experience of being stared at – order your Butterflies now!
  • We want individuals, organisations, companies and groups to sign the Face Equality Pledge, committing to fair and equal treatment. Sign the Pledge now!
  • We’re asking major landmark buildings around the UK to light up for Face Equality to show their support
  • If you’re a teacher, download our Face Equality Day resources for primary schools (2MB Zip file) and secondary schools (600kb Zip file) (Welsh language versions coming soon!)
  • We’ll be sharing inspiring stories on social media throughout Face Equality Day – join the conversation using the #FaceEquality hashtag

We will be announcing lots of activities in the run up to Face Equality Day and there will be lots of ways you can show your support and get involved. You can get involved now in the following ways:

If you’ve got any questions about Face Equality Day, please contact our Campaigns Team on 0345 450 0275 or email