People's Custodian of Democratic Principles - Jacinda Ardern
Issue 21 | November 16, 2020
The recent, contemporary developments in the political circles across the world have shattered the shackles of patriarchal thought and misogynist approach by portraying an exemplary reflection of political women leadership. One such woman who has defied the odds and doubts thrown at her, making her mark on history as well as the hearts of progressive global citizens is Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Jacinda Ardern is undoubtedly one of the most popular and publicly loved political leaders of this decade. The world has always been in awe of her remarkable leadership and inclusive approach towards issues surrounding both New Zealand and the world.
She has been a pioneer of equality and religious inclusivity and during the times when Muslims in the country were facing a strong backlash for Islamic extremism, she asserted that "We will be here whenever you need, in the coming days, the coming weeks and the coming months. New Zealand is a place that we cherish equally, for its inclusiveness, for its diversity and I will consider it my personal mission as Prime Minister to defend that so long as I have the privilege of holding this office."
Furthermore, she is one of the few political leaders who have openly spoken for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community and through her progressive approach she has tried to sensitise the general public on the rights of LGBTQ+ community.
She has emerged as one of the true democratic leaders who don't possess lust for power but love for the country and is continuing to pave the way for women in circles that are still believed to be male-dominated, further strengthening the horizons of democracy and equality.