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Petition to give Jacinda Ardern Nobel Peace Prize reaches more than 18,000

More than 18,000 people have signed petitions to get Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern a Nobel Peace Prize for her leadership and approach following the Christchurch terrorist attacks.

Fifty Muslims were killed and more injured in the attacks at two mosques on March 15.

Ms Ardern has been praised around the world for how she handled the attacks which she described as "one of New Zealand's darkest days".

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    The Prime Minister spoke in a press conference following the shooting at two Christchurch mosques this afternoon.

    A petition on Change.org has more than 18,000 signatures and climbing as of today, while another petition started by French website AVAAZ.org has more than 2500.

    The Change.org petition, set up by Rafia Siddiqui, says, "If a Nobel Prize for Peace could be given to a spontaneous statement for wisdom and courage, rather to a person, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern deserves it."

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      The Prime Minister addressed the crowd that came to remember those who lost their lives last week. Source: 1 NEWS

      She has been praised for her speeches following the attacks, wearing of a hijab as a show of respect, travelling to Christchurch to meet with victims and their families and quickness to announce gun law changes.

      The Burj Khalifa in Dubai was lit up with an image of her in a hijab hugging a Muslim woman, as well as media throughout the world commenting on the prime ministers compassion, empathy and support.

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        The Prime Minister has earned praise from around the world for her response. Source: 1 NEWS