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The Guardian - Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media a day after announcing her resignation as prime minister of New Zealand. Photograph: Ben Mckay/EPA
Friday, January 27, 2023
Jacinda Ardern: political figures believe abuse and threats contributed to PM’s resignation
Ardern says she slept soundly ‘for the first time in a long time,’ as colleagues in New Zealand deplore her treatment as PM and race begins to replace her Jacinda Ardern has said she slept soundly after her shock resignation “for the first time in...
The Guardian - Jacinda Ardern announcing her resignation in Napier, New Zealand yesterday. Photograph: Kerry Marshall/Getty Images
Friday, January 27, 2023
Women suffer guilt, abuse and disapproval. No wonder Jacinda Ardern is knackered
We worry about our families, ourselves, the threats and society’s expectations. When it leads to burnout, can anyone be surprised? Jacinda Ardern has no gas left in the tank to continue as the prime minister of New Zealand. Her resignation speech ...
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during the Australia-New Zealand Leaders' Meeting at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, July 8, 2022. Steven SAPHORE/Pool via REUTERS
Thursday, January 19, 2023
A sign of the times, NZ PM Ardern's resignation resonates for women in power
WELLINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Thursday's shock resignation of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who altered the face of global politics when she was elected the world's youngest female head of state, throws a spotlight on the punishing...
Jacinda Ardern announces her resignation, on Jan. 19.Photographer: Kerry Marshall/Getty Images
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM quits citing burnout
Jacinda Ardern is quitting as New Zealand prime minister ahead of this year's election saying she no longer has "enough in the tank" to lead. The shock announcement comes as polling indicates her Labour Party party faces a difficult path to re-...
The many times Jacinda Ardern has faced sexist questions from reporters – video (Picture: The Guardian)
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin dismiss suggestion their age and gender was reason for meeting
Finland’s PM says she met Ardern in New Zealand because they are both ‘prime ministers’ after journalist asks whether it was due to similar age and gender. The prime ministers of Finland and New Zealand have taken a swipe at suggestions their first...
All three women prime ministers celebrate Parliament's equality milestone. L-R: Helen Clark on video link, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Dame Jenny Shipley (Robert Kitchin/Stuff)
Friday, November 11, 2022
Female political figures celebrate Parliament's equality milestone
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand has an “even stronger” footing to speak on gender equality as lawmakers past and present celebrated Parliament becoming one of few in the world to be the majority women. Dame Jenny Shipley, the first...
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Thursday, October 27, 2022
New Zealand’s Parliament becomes majority female — "about blimmin’ time"
New Zealand made history — or herstory — this week as female lawmakers became the majority, narrowly outnumbering their male counterparts in Parliament for the first time. On Tuesday, Soraya Peke-Mason was sworn in as a lawmaker for the Labour Party...
Stuff / Minister for Women Jan Tinetti views the 1893 Suffrage Petition being turned by Archives NZ conservators on Suffrage Day, September 19.
Monday, September 19, 2022
Take Five: Key questions about women in local politics
It’s been 129 years since women won the right to vote, but as Aotearoa begins voting in this year’s local body elections it’s clear we still have a long way to go. Monday marks Suffrage Day. On September 19, 1893 – thanks to early feminists like...
As women, including prime minister Jacinda Ardern, enter uncharted waters in New Zealand politics they are encountering increasing levels of misogyny. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images
Monday, April 11, 2022
Here be trolls: New Zealand’s female politicians battle rising tide of misogyny
Led by Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand women are entering uncharted territory in politics – and encountering increasing levels of abuse In January 2020, a New Zealand man sent two emails to prime minister Jacinda Ardern: one threatening to “personally...
A protester with a fake arrest warrant in Christchurch. GettyImages
Tuesday, April 05, 2022
From "pretty communist" to '"Jabcinda": What’s behind the vitriol directed at Jacinda Ardern?
With recent polling showing National edging ahead of Labour for the first time in two years, Jacinda Ardern’s previously strong support has eroded rapidly since winning a remarkable outright majority at the 2020 general election. But the dip in...
The prime minister's comments come after a Young Nat harassed female politicians in Christchurch. (Source: Breakfast)
Monday, April 04, 2022
Misogyny in New Zealand’s politics: "We still have work to do", Ardern
There is still work to do across the political divide to address misogyny in politics, the prime minister says. Although Jacinda Ardern acknowledged misogyny is not new, she said it had been "amplified" by social media. Her comments on Breakfast...
Green MP Golriz Ghahraman's had to have a police escort after a series of death threats. (File photo)
Monday, April 04, 2022
New Zealand: "Relentless" abuse against women MPs on the rise
A rising tide of “deeply sexist” abuse and threats against women MPs is part of a concerted effort to push them out of public office, an expert says. Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard said abuse has ramped up in the past five years, with...
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern//IPU
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Women in politics in New Zealand: here’s what they are doing right
New Zealand was the first country in the world where women won the right to vote and it’s now a leader for gender parity in politics. Following the October 2020 elections, Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern leads the most diverse government in...
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Who is Priyanca Radhakrishnan? New Zealand’s first Indian-origin minister
Priyanca Radhakrishnan was appointed as New Zealand’s first-ever Indian-origin minister today, November 2. Radhakrishnan is one of the five new members that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has brought into her executive. She will manage the following...
Monday, November 09, 2020
Jacinda Ardern’s career has created a more robust template for the New Political Woman in the 21st century
In our generation, the late Aruna Asaf Ali once told me, even emancipated women were secretly conformist. They took a certain righteous pleasure in saying they were in the political movement for freedom to support their father, brother or husband....
رئيسة وزراء نيوزيلندا تحلف اليمين باللغتين الإنكليزية والماورية في السادس من تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر 2020 في ويلينغتون © أ ف ب
Friday, November 06, 2020
New Zealand's Ardern sworn in for second term
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was sworn in for a second term Friday, as final election results showed her landslide victory was even bigger than previously thought. The charismatic leader and her ministers made their oaths of office in...
Nanaia Mahuta, the new foreign minister, is one of eight women in the cabinet © Getty Images
Monday, November 02, 2020
Jacinda Ardern appoints most diverse cabinet in New Zealand history
Prime minister appoints Maori as first woman foreign minister and offers Greens two posts. Jacinda Ardern has appointed the most diverse cabinet in New Zealand’s history, with indigenous Maori ministers making up a quarter of its 20-strong members,...
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Election bot counters sexist abuse in New Zealand, one tweet at a time
An abuse-fighting bot has sent out hundreds of positive messages on social media to counter the online harassment of women candidates in New Zealand's general election. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, her main rival the opposition leader Judith...

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