Jacinda Ardern (born 26 July 1980) is the Prime Minister of New Zealand. She is the world's youngest female head of government, having taken office at age 37. Ardern became the world's second elected head of government to give birth while in office when her daughter was born on 21 June 2018.
Her wearing of a hijab in solidarity with the Muslim community; as well as her.compassion and swift action following the shooting in Christchurch resonated with people worldwide.
Following the massacre of 50 Muslims at two mosques in ChristchurchNZ, Ardern said, "We are a proud nation of more than 200 ethnicities, 160 languages. And amongst that diversity we share common values. And the one that we place the currency on right now is our compassion and support for the community of those directly affected by this tragedy. And secondly, the strongest possible condemnation of the ideology of the people who did this. You may have chosen us – we utterly reject and condemn you."