Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern a woman who is actually a symbol of strength and solidarity for the whole world.
Jacinda Ardern was born on 26 July 1980 in Hamilton, New Zealand. Her father Ross Ardern was a police officer and her mother Laurell Ardern worked as a school catering assistant. Ardern grew up in Murupara. Murupara, a small town, best known as a center of Maori gang activity, where seeing “children without shoes on their feet or anything to eat for lunch” inspired her to eventually enter politics.
In 1999, she matriculated to the University of Waikato and at the age of 17, she joined the party (Labour party ). In 2001 she graduated with a Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) in politics and public relation. After graduating Ardern became a researcher for another Labour MP, Phil Goff. That experience would lead to a position on the staff of Prime Minister Helen Clark(the second woman to hold New Zealand’s highest office and Ardern’s political hero and mentor). She has spent her whole career in politics, working as a staff member for former Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain.
In 2007 she was elected president of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY). At the age of 28, Ardern entered the House of Representatives as its youngest member. In 2011 she ran for the seat representing Auckland Central that was held by another of New Zealand politics’ brightest young stars, Nikki Kaye of the New Zealand National Party who was just five months older than Ardern. Kaye narrowly (717 votes) won the race, dubbed the “Battle of the Babes,” but once again Ardern returned to parliament as a well-placed list candidate. Ardern was unanimously elected as deputy leader of the Labour Party on 7 March 2017. At 37, Ardern became the youngest leader of the Labour Party in its history.
The National party won the highest share of the vote in the 2017 general election, it did not have enough seats to govern alone. Instead, a coalition was established between New Zealand First and the Labour Party, naming Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister on October 26, 2017and then she becomes world's youngest prime minister.
Newzeland prime minister Jacinda has raised a Mormon but she left the church in 2005 because she has some conflicts with his religion about gay rights. now she is agnostic. Ardern has been in a relationship with broadcaster Clarke Gayford since 2013, but the couple are not married.
In June 2018 Ardern gave birth to her first child, a girl. She became the second leader of a country to give birth while in office. First was Benazir Bhutto
On 15 March 2019, at least 50 people were shot and killed in two mosques in Christchurch. Jacinda Ardern offered condolences and stated that the shootings had been carried out by suspects with "extremist views" that have no place in New Zealand, or anywhere else in the world. She also described it as a well-planned terrorist attack.
After the Christchurch attack, Ardern visited grieving Muslim families, wearing hijab as a sign of respect and she also being immensely lauded for standing beside the Muslim community in her country. Ardern has also been commended for being the first person to identify the massacre as a 'terror attack' targeting Muslims. The way she stands with the Muslim community it shows her solidarity with Muslims all over the world.
Huge respect for Jacinda Andrew.