The UK's first Face Equality Day was Friday 26th May 2017

Face Equality Day - Friday 26th May 2017

Friday 26th May 2017 was the UK’s first Face Equality Day. There were 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’d had a Face Equality Day in the UK, and we 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 published Disfigurement in the UK, our ground-breaking new report on the experiences of people who have a disfigurement. Find out more…


Get involved!

Even though Face Equality Day has now passed, there are still ways you can get involved and show your support.

Sign the Face Equality Pledge

We want individuals, organisations, companies and groups to sign the Face Equality Pledge, committing to fair and equal treatment. Sign the Pledge now and see who has already pledged their support!

Teach Face Equality

If you’re a teacher, find out about our free Face Equality Day resources for primary and secondary schools – both are available in English and Welsh.

Step 2.5 Miles for Face Equality

Take part in our Face Equality fundraising challenge and walk, run or wheel 2.5 miles for 25 years of Changing Faces. Donate £10 to take part and you will receive a Butterfly to wear during your 2.5 miles and a certificate when you complete the challenge. Find out more here.

Spread the word on Twitter and Facebook

If you use social media, we need your help! Using Twitter and Facebook to spread the word about #FaceEquality Day is one of the easiest things you can do to support us. We have written some suggested tweets and posts for you here but of course you are more than welcome to write your own.

What else is happening?

The main focus on Face Equality Day was publication of our new report, Disfigurement in the UK, based on an extensive survey we ran over the winter.

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