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Who We Are

Swabhiman is State Disability Information and Resource Centre, based in Bhubaneswar, which works of empowerment of persons with disabilities. Established in 2001, Our work is grounded in a rights based framework which links disability issues to a full range of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. We believe differences should be accepted and diversity celebrated.


Every citizen should have equal rights and opportunities regardless of his or her abilities or limitations.


To empower persons with disabilities and strengthen the disability movement through awareness, advocacy, research, training, and public education for full and equal participation in the country’s mainstream.

Core Values
  • Accepting Differences
  • Transparency & Accountability
  • Gender Equity
  • Social Justice
  • Positive Thinking

Swabhiman’s major programmatic focuses are Legislation and Policy, Inclusive Education, Employment, Active Citizenship, and Accessible Cities. It also addresses issues such as Health, Sports, Leisure and Social Security. It focuses particularly on Children and Youth in all areas.
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