Social invisibility

Other Names:
Unrecognized people
Invisible people
Nonrecognition of people
Forced anonymity
Social anonymity

Social invisibility refers to a group of people in the society who have been separated or systematically ignored by the majority of the public. As a result, those who are marginalized feel neglected or being invisible in the society. It can include elderly homes, child orphanages, homeless people or anyone who experiences a sense of being ignored or separated from society as a whole.


So called guest workers are often treated as if they do not exist or have any feelings.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST