- Founded by a small group of concerned people as the first anti – bonded labour movement in India – 15 yr old girl and 34 other bonded labourers rescued for the first time.
- Started organizations with Stone Quarry and Brick Kiln Workers for their fundamental human rights i.e. freedom, food, drinking water, shelter, Medicare, education and safety for women.
- Filed public interest litigations in the Supreme Court
- Rescue operations were intensively conducted to liberate slave children and adults in 10 different states.
- New avenues of slavery were exposed
- Historic Supreme Court judgement on bonded labour – thousands freed by the court in one go
- Debt Relief Campaign in Rajasthan to secure freedom and dignity of tribal people
- Initiated interventions in the Carpet industry, by liberating trafficked and enslaved children
- Our activist Dhoom Das assassinated
- Kailash Satyarthi and 3 other activists were brutally attacked in Ramganj Mandi where they were raising the issue of mass sexual exploitation of tribal women
- Our activist Adarsh Kishore was assassinated
- Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act
- Initiated activities in Nepal
- Initiated activities in Pakistan
- Historic Nathdwara temple entry march where Dalits (untouchables & non-Hindus) were strictly prohibited for 400 years
- Kailash Satyarthi and 5 Dalit bonded labourers were brutally beaten up by orthodox priests
- South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude (SACCS) – a network of more than 750 CSO – through the active participation of child labourers of Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh assembled in New Delhi
- Formation of Mukti Ashram
- Launch of Carpet Consumer Campaign in Germany
- Start of massive “Anti – Firecracker Campaign” in 10,000 schools in India
- South Asian Regional Meet at Mukti Ashram
- Carpet Children Campaign in Pakistan and Nepal
- Bihar-Delhi March against child labour in the carpet belt
- Bharat Yatra (5000 kms from Kanya kumari to Delhi zigzag march against child labour)
- Save the Childhood Year
- First social labelling on Child Labour Free Carpet “Rugmark” launched
- South Asia March – Calcutta to Kathmandu
- “Anti-Child Domestic Labour Campaign”
- Formation of Parliamentary Forum on Child Labour
- Launch of Fairplay Campaign in India
- Launch of CSR Campaign in Tirupur in Knitware Industry
- First ever Bal Sansad (Children’s Parliament) in India participated by over 10,000 children
- Formation of Bal Ashram and Balika Ashram
- Global March Against Child Labour across 103 countries covering 80,000 kms and participated by 7.2 million children, women and men
- Testimonials of former child labourers at ILO
- ILO Convention 1982
- Global Campaign for Education
- Start of the worldwide Global Action Week on Education
- Nationwide “Shiksha Yatra” – Education March
- Start of the Bal Mitra Gram (BMG – Child Friendly Village) model
- Constitutional Amendment making Education a Fundamental Right
- Formation of Parliamentary Forum on Education
- World Cup Campaign
- Launch of Circus research and campaign
- Cocoa Campaign against child labour in Cocoa fields
- First National Children’s Parliament
- First All India Circus Conference
- First Round Table in New Delhi on Child Labour and Education
- Children’s World Congress on Child Labour in Florence
- Kailash Satyarthi and BBA activists attacked by circus mafia during a raid
- Second Round Table on Child Labour and Education in Brasilia
- Second Children’s World Congress on Child Labour and Education in New Delhi
- Third Round Table on Child Labour and Education in Beijing
- Joint Global Task Force on Child labour and Education constituted
- On 10th October 2006, the Child Labour (Regulation and Prohibition) Act, 1986 was amended, banning work of children in road side eateries and homes etc. – result of rigorous lobbying and campaigning by BBA.
- From work to school campaign initiated.
- The Honourable President of India administered a pledge to the Indian judiciary and legal fraternity for free legal aid to victims of child labour.
- Om Prakash of Bal Asram won the International Children’s Peace Prize.
- South Asian March Against Child Trafficking – a 5000 km. march with 1 million people which eventually led to amendment in SAARC protocol.
- Exposed slavery in the worlds largest garment giant GAP Inc. which resulted in a new initiative to end child labour by them.
- The First ever South Asian Regional Consultation on good practices in the elimination of Child Labour and trafficking of children for forced labour held.
- India Action Week conducted – more than 500 child laborers rescued from various parts of India within one week.
- South Asia Congress on Child Labour and Education held.
- Nepal March was organized to influence the enforcement of the fundamental right to education, generate awareness among the educationists, policy makers, civil society, general administration, potential parents and children, and envisage overall impact on the education system in Nepal
- All India Legal Aid Cell on Child Rights formed at Bachpan Bachao Andolan, Central Office on a direction issued by Honourable Chief Justice of India.