Marama is an environmentalist and human rights advocate. She is currently a member of the New Zealand Parliament as a representative of the Green Party. She worked for the Human Rights Commission from 2003 to 2012. She has worked part-time for Breastfeeding New Zealand, she was a ‘Think Tank Member’ for the Owen Glenn Inquiry on Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, and founding member of Te Wharepora Hou Māori Women’s Collective.
Marama has six children.
QUOTE: “I am participating in the Women’s Boats to Gaza flotilla to highlight the crucial role of women in keeping their communities afloat, particularly in post-conflict situations. As an indigenous woman myself, I want to stand alongside the women of Gaza and to draw attention to the ongoing humanitarian crisis there.”