Find out about Face Equality Week 2021, when the theme was education - which is key to helping people change their behaviour to create an inclusive society.
Thank you to everyone who helped us make Face Equality Week 2022 a great success!
Our Stop The Stare campaign film has had over 72,000 views, sparking conversations across social media. Our ambassadors and campaigners shared their experiences and encouraged people to support our goal for everyone with a visible difference to be supported and respected.
From national TV appearances and radio interviews to online news pieces and regional newspapers, we achieved more than 100 pieces of media coverage talking about our campaign and why it matters.
During Face Equality Week more organisations joined our growing Pledge To Be Seen movement, including Transport for Wales, who also showcased their first advertising campaign featuring someone with a visible difference. Existing supporters including Avon, IBM, Scottish Ambulance Service and Farley’s Solicitors held events, heard from our ambassadors and campaigners, and shared our film.
All these activities have helped us raise awareness, grow our followers on social media and encouraged hundreds of people to sign-up to our allyship course.
There’s still lots of work to be done, and our campaigners have already shared their ideas on what we can do next to Stop The Stare.
We think seeing more positive representations of visible differences across popular culture – from job adverts, to brand campaigns and TV characters – plays an important role in Stop The Stare. If an organisation you know would like to become a Pledge To Be Seen employer, please encourage them to contact us.
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Our film helps explain the impact that staring can have on someone with a visible difference. Please share it on your social media, with friends, family or colleagues to help us explain why staring needs to stop.
You’re less likely to stare if you are used to seeing people with visible differences. Popular culture makes this a challenge, featuring so few people with visible differences. That’s why we’re encouraging more brands, organisations, films and TV shows to positively include people with visible differences. Follow our social media channels for a more diverse and inclusive social media feed: