H.E Nampeera Miriam is year four Student of Law at Gulu University, where she contested as GRC for Women Affairs in a tight race of three candidates that saw her emerge winner. Nampeera was appointed to serve as the Vice Guild President for 22nd Student Guild under the leadership of H.E. Okot Francis. This builds on her experience in student leadership, having diligently served as Head Girl at Hilton High School, Mukono.
As an advocate for empowerment and gender equality, Miriam believes in Friedrich Nietzsche’s words, “He who has a why can bear almost anyhow.” This resonates with her, especially living and serving in a multicultural environment. She is motivated to learn, embrace responsibilities, and contribute to the growth of the youth and women, in general. Her commitment lies in mentoring, empowering, and fostering economic independence for young people and women, with a strong passion to dismantle social and structural inequalities.
Growing up in diverse environments, studying in various institutions, and extensive travel have given Miriam a deep understanding of domestic and gender-based violence concerns, particularly affecting young girls. She believes these harmful practices, which are rooted in patriarchy, limit opportunities for the girl child and hinders their potentials. By investing in girls’ education and empowerment, she believes we can break these barriers and enable progress for themselves, families, communities, and the nation. Miriam believes that, “True equality requires gender equity”, and that “We must motivate, mentor, and empower young individuals, involving them in decision-making and valuing their voices” as a way of giving back to the community.