Face Equality International
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Disfigurement is a globally neglected human rights issue. It’s also an issue that many people don’t feel equipped to talk about, which makes growth towards inclusion difficult.

That’s why  this International Face Equality Week, we’re focusing on the need for greater public education and raising awareness for the need for face equality. Now is the time to come together and change society to better protect people with facial differences from harm and from discrimination. 

Societal barriers such as inequitable access to work or education for someone with a facial difference are largely due to a lack of public understanding, along with limiting societal attitudes, and pervasive stigma. Not least, the prevalence of abuse both on and offline, and the constant dehumanisation via harmful stereotypes across the public eye.

So, join us as we further the worldwide movement for change. We ask you to recognise that we are all educators and we all have the power to prevent the marginalisation of people with facial disfigurements. 

Let’s build a global movement that finally puts facial difference at the forefront of public consciousness. A movement that enables people to live a life free from prejudice, and commands respect for facial difference. Let’s make face equality a reality. Sign today!

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