After the Christchurch shootings, New Zealand promised change. But Muslims there still donít feel safe
Aug 24, 2020
In the days and weeks after a right-wing terrorist live-streamed the massacre of 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealandís leaders promised the country would change.
ďI donít have all of the answers now, but we must collectively find them. And we must act,Ē Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, after the worst mass shooting in the countryís modern history on March 15, 2019.
Within 24 hours of the shooting, she announced that gun laws would change. Within days, she put on a hijab for an emotional meeting with members of the Muslim community. Within four weeks, the gun reforms passed through Parliament almost unanimously. And within two months, Ardern launched a global campaign to stop terrorism spreading on social media.