Chiayi County commits to ‘facial equality’

NO MORE BULLYING: The county government said it will raise awareness about facial equality, have it taught at schools and eliminate work prejudice based on appearance

Taipei Times
Date: May 13, 2019
By: Lin Yi-chang and Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

The Chiayi County Government on Saturday signed a pledge to create a friendlier

Lu Yi-ju, right, and her mother, Hu Hui-chi, attend an event to promote a friendlier society in Chiayi County on Saturday.Photo: Lin Yi-chang, Taipei Times

environment for people with facial burns, birthmarks or disfigurement.

Chiayi County Commissioner Weng Chang-liang (翁章梁) signed the pledge on behalf of the county government.

At the event hosted by the Sunshine Foundation, Lu Yi-ju (呂易儒), a 16-year-old born with a nevus of Ota, and her mother, Hu Hui-chi (胡惠琪), talked about their experiences.

Lu was born with dark pigmentation around her temples, said Hu, who lives in Chiayi’s Shueishang Township (水上).    [FULL  STORY]

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