Face Equality International is an alliance of over 30 NGO'S (Non-Governmental Organisations),charities and support groups. The mission of the alliance is to mobilise the many groups and organisations, big and small, national and international, which support and represent people with facial differences and disfigurements. The alliance aims to create the critical mass and solidarity needed to gain global attention for the campaign for face equality.

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.

Click the link to read Face Equality International’s International Media Standard on Disfigurement:

https://faceequalityinternational.org/thecampaign/mediastandard/

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