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Empowered Women Empowering Women in the Torres Strait

Meg and Sam from the Sabre team were given the opportunity to travel to the Torres Strait Islands recently to present and run team building sessions for the ‘Empowered Women Empowering Women’ summit on Warriber Island.

The programme is a wonderful initiative of the Torres Straight Island Regional Council aimed at developing leadership, confidence and empowerment amongst women in leadership roles within various communities.

Sabre has had the privilege of working with a wide range of Indigenous organisations and authorities and we enjoy being able to bring our experience, activities and approaches to these communities. We also learn a great deal about the knowledge and wisdom held in these communities as so much of it applies to a genuine sense of engagement, responsibility and teamwork within those communities.

The Torres Straight is a fascinating location to visit and work in.

The Torres Strait Islands are a group of around 274 islands located between northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. The islands have a rich cultural heritage and are home to the Torres Strait Islander people, who have lived on the islands for thousands of years. The islands are known for their unique and vibrant art, music, dance, and traditional ceremonies. One of the Sabre activities selected for this programme was in fact our ‘Making Music’ approach that brought teamwork to life with multi-national and multi-cultural rhythms.

The Torres Strait Islands are also an important ecological region, with a diverse range of flora and fauna, including many species found nowhere else in the world. The islands are a popular destination for ecotourism, offering visitors the opportunity to explore the islands' pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and unique wildlife.

However, the Torres Strait Islands also face significant challenges, including climate change, rising sea levels, and cultural preservation. Despite these challenges, the Torres Strait Islander people continue to maintain their rich cultural traditions and connection to their land and sea, ensuring that the islands' unique heritage and natural beauty are preserved for future generations.

It was a wonderful opportunity for members of the Sabre team to visit, work there and get a brief insight into life in the region and its people.


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