Creating a world where everyone is treated fairly no matter what their face looks like.
Face Equality International is an alliance of non-profit organizations, charities and support groups which are working at national, regional and international levels to promote the campaign for face equality. The mission of FEI is to mobilize the many groups and organizations, big and small, national and international, which support and represent people with facial differences and disfigurements. This group effort creates the critical mass and solidarity needed to gain global attention for the campaign for face equality.
Do you want to promote an informed view of people who have disfigurements?
End Facial Discrimination
Charities united for 2020 International Face Equality Week
The right of being treated equally and without discrimination is what all people desire. The way someone looks should not determine how they are treated. Member organizations of Face Equality International highlight the issues and prejudices people with facial differences experience, including health inequalities, online abuse and hate crime. During the 2020... (Read more)
Facial Disfigurement and My Fight for Face Equality
Written by James Partridge
An honest memoir of the battle after severe facial burns; it’s a practical self-help guide for anyone with a facial difference and a manual for health professionals trying to help them. And, finally, it’s a manifesto for face equality, rooting out the stigmas of face-ism that oppress us all… and urging new face values in our 21st century world.
International Media Standard on Disfigurement
FACES joins global movement to urge Media to take care with language, tone, and imagery when covering disfigurement.
The FEI Alliance has developed the International Media Standard on Disfigurement with a view to supporting and advising on best practice by written and broadcast media professionals when covering disfigurement in the media. The Standard offers guidance on language, interviewing, showing respect and reducing the stigma around disfigurement.
The Standard has been developed in order to empower media professionals to reshape the way disfigurement and facial difference is described and represented in the public eye, with the goal of moving towards honest, informed and respectful media coverage.
Face Equality International and its member NGOs wish to work collaboratively with journalists, researchers and media professionals to support them in getting it right, rather than calling them out when they get it wrong.