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July 20, 2018

New initiative to enhance Child Protection within the Bali tourism industry


Jakarta, Thursday 1st February 2018 – The ChildSafe Movement, an award-winning
global movement protecting children from all forms of abuse, launches in Bali with the
support of renowned travel organization Buffalo Tours Indonesia. Together they seek to
improve child protection and sustainable tourism on the “Island of the Gods”.

Travel Bali, Be ChildSafe. Follow the 7 Tips & protect children on your journey.
#BaliChildSafeParadise

With the support of Buffalo Tours, acclaimed social enterprise Friends-International are
delighted to announce the launch of the ChildSafe Movement in Bali. Together with Yayasan
Teman Baik, their local Indonesian program helping marginalized children, youth and their
families, the ChildSafe Movement raises awareness of child protection among all tourism
industry stakeholders, including promoting tourist behaviors and actions that will prevent risk
to children and effectively protect them. ChildSafe activities will include international media
and grassroots campaigning, educating tourists, as well as training and certifying businesses.

The result is a unique local and international network empowered to stand up against the
exploitation of vulnerable children in the tourism industry.

ChildSafe’s Traveler Tips and campaigns provide practical advice to tourists on better ways
to help protect children. Large-scale awareness raising campaigns and initiatives increase the
global response to child rights violations and further protect children from harm. These
campaigns, including “Children Are Not Tourist Attractions”, aimed at addressing the
alarming growth of orphanage and school tourism, have already reached millions of
individuals across the world and are supported and promoted by UNICEF and the United
Nations World Tourism Organization.

Through following ChildSafe Certification process, Buffalo Tours are at the forefront of the
growing international recognition of the importance of implementing child protection within the
tourism industry. Buffalo Tours have offered their assistance in the form of facilities and logistic
support, to help ChildSafe implement their campaign in Bali. They have also mobilized their
staff, Destination Ambassadors and suppliers to further enhance their commitment to child
protection.

Buffalo Tours now join the hundreds of other ChildSafe Alliance Partners, Supporters and
Certified Businesses around the world, all easily identified by their use of the characteristic
‘thumbs up’ logo! They are also listed on the ChildSafe website, a comprehensive resource
and source of information for all to ensure a global approach to child protection which
includes the important ‘7 Tips for Travelers’.

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