Monireh Gorji

Monireh Gorji (Persian: منیره گرجی‎) is an Iranian teacher[3] and mujtahid.[2] She was the only woman to be elected to the 73-seats Assembly of Experts for Constitution in 1979.[3]

Monireh Gorji
Member of Assembly of Experts for Constitution
In office
15 August 1979 – 15 November 1979
ConstituencyTehran Province
Majority1,313,731 (52.02%)[1]
Personal details
Bornc. 1930 (age 90–91)[2]
Tehran, Iran
Political partyIslamic Republican Party[3]
Alma materKhadijeh Kobra Seminary[2]


  1. ^ Ervand Abrahamian (1989), "To The Masses", Radical Islam: the Iranian Mojahedin, Society and culture in the modern Middle East, 3, I.B.Tauris, p. 195, Table 6, ISBN 9781850430773
  2. ^ a b c Keiko Sakurai (2012). "Shi'ite Women's Seminaries (howzehye 'elmiyyeh-ye khahran) in Iran: Possibilities and Limitations". Iranian Studies. 45 (6): 738–739. doi:10.1080/00210862.2012.726846.
  3. ^ a b c Afkhami, Mahnaz; Friedl, Erika (1994). In the Eye of the Storm: Women in Post-Revolutionary Iran. Syracuse University Press. pp. 63–64. ISBN 9780815626336.