Sista in partnership with HCDI and the We Rise Coalition, are glad to finally release the Women Hold Up Half the Sky film online!

Women hold up half the sky is a video that highlights the journey of 3 women Municipal Councilors, Marie Louise Carcasses, Melanie Shem and Anthea Arukole.

Their journey’s showcase the importance of equal representation of women in Vanuatu politics, honors the accomplishments of the women that came before them, and paves the road for many more to come after them.

We believe that hearing their journeys and learning from their experiences will support and inspire all of us to build a stronger, and more representative democracy, with space and voice for everyone, supported by everyone.

We are grateful for the willingness of Anthea, Marie Louise and Melanie to share their journey. We are also grateful to MP Gloria King for her support of this project through providing both an opening and a closing speech in the video.

[Interviews were conducted by Sista staff and the film was produced by Starlight Photography, with artist Amelia Lovo producing a beautiful painting that provided the visual theme for the campaign.]

Watch the FULL Film here