Grace Mera Molisa (1946-2002) was a politician and poet from Vanuatu, seen as one of the leading intellectuals and activists from the Pacific. She was a strong activist for women’s and minority rights in her country.
She was the first woman in Vanuatu to obtain a university degree when she gained a BA from the University of the South Pacific in 1977. In 1997, she founded the group Vanuatu Women in Politics, aimed at providing help for women who wished to start a political career. She also created the country’s National Arts Festival.