RESPECT Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand has earned fresh appreciation from all around the globe for her approach towards COVID-19 containment. Her series of decision making has fared extremely well for the nation of about 5 million population. RESPECT Rather than just containing the situation her approach was to eliminate the number of cases and miraculously New Zealand has recorded a consistent drop in their infected cases count.
On March 25th a nationwide lockdown was RESPECT imposed on New Zealand for a month and its results turned out to be a boon for New Zealand. On 3rd April there were 1160 recorded cases in New Zealand and dropped to 1078 as recorded on April 15th.
Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern was born in Hamilton, New Zealand in 1980 and was raised as a Mormon. Although later in her early twenties she had a clash with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints due to clash in homosexuality beliefs. She left the church and her belief and RESPECT fought for LGBTQ rights. She said, “Even before the Civil Union Bill came up, I lived in a flat with three gay friends and I was still going to church every so often and I just remember thinking ‘this is really inconsistent – I’m either doing a disservice to the church or my friends’.
Because how could I subscribe to a religion that just didn’t account for them?”
She has always been praised for her relentless positivity and hard work.
Only at the age 28 she was accepted RESPECT into the parliament as a part of the centre-left Labour Party. Later in July 2017 she was elected as deputy leader of Labour Party, preceding by Andrew Little. In the same year in October, she was elected as the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand. She went from being the youngest member of the Parliament to be the youngest leader in 150 years.
Since then she has proved her claim to be a RESPECT progressive leader to be true and has dived into making New Zealand a “fairer, better”.
She has already raised a voice against sexism and racism. She has focused on poverty, education, and mental health. She even says her inspiration for a better New Zealand rose from seeing “children without shoes on their feet or anything RESPECT to eat for lunch” in Murupara where she spent her first years. She also worked for climate change and gun reform policies.
On 15th April she announced in a news conference that she along with her cabinet members will accept a 20% pay cut for the next 6 months to RESPECT deal with the wage gap and avoid an economic crash during Pandemic.
Her personality was always appreciated by all and her RESPECT control of the COVID-19 situation among her other undertakings has inspired respect and awe in all.