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Marriam Mwiza

Leaders Africa 2022


Founder and Executive Director, Overseas Workers Voices Uganda





Marriam Mwiza is an anti-human trafficking activist and the executive director of Overseas Workers Voices Uganda, a non-profit she founded with the purpose of advocating for the rights of migrant workers, particularly housemaids in Middle Eastern nations. Marriam is passionate about assisting those in need and advocating for women's rights. In 2019, she served as an advocate for a woman who was killed by her employers, resulting in the arrest and prosecution of the trafficker responsible—this was the first case in the history of Uganda to reach the conviction stage.