National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People

Missing Million Campaign

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated every year on 3rd December since 1992. Proclaimed and promoted by the United Nations, this international observance is marked the world over to intensify efforts aimed at sustained effective action with a view to improving the situation of persons with disabilities. For India which is home to over 70 million people with disabilities, with few rights, few entitlements, and even fewer opportunities, this day assumes a greater significance, creating visibility and awareness on the issues faced by people with different disabilities before a larger audience.

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities’21, NCPEDP plans to launch its ambitious ‘Missing Millions Campaign’ through it would like to continue its advocacy work, initially for a period of three years.

What does the campaign do?

Disability is almost always largely absent from data & statistics and monitoring mechanisms. The invisibility of persons with disabilities in the mainstream development narrative has ‘resulted in development interventions unintentionally leaving out persons with disabilities. Policy makers and practitioners tend to leave out persons with disabilities due to the unavailability of data.

The UN Expert Group on Disability Data and Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation finds that ‘data disaggregated by disability in all areas will be essential to ensure progress is measured and persons with disabilities are not left behind in future mainstream development programmes.

NCPEDP’s Missing Million Campaign will implement a national advocacy and awareness-raising campaign across India through the activities which will equally focus on Urban and Rural regions of the country.
  • Panel Discussions
  • Lectures/Webinar Series
  • Social Media Campaign
  • Video Clips
  • Dialogues with political leaders

How can you get involved?

  • Participate in the launch of the ‘Missing Millions Campaigns’
  • Share your story or experience of discrimination and inclusion or exclusion
  • Become aware through our lecture/webinar series
  • Run awareness raising and advocacy campaigns to find the missing millions
Through the ‘Missing Millions Campaign’, we aim to attract an audience of 40,000-50,000 to join us and be part of the Campaign. The Campaign will be pan India and aims to benefit 5,00,000-10,00,000 people over a period of three years.

The “Missing Millions” can only be identified if substantial effort is being put on “Leaving no one behind”.

Come join us and be part of the ‘Missing Million Campaigns‘. Be a changemaker by being a part of our campaign and support us amplify its impact at different levels!