Shahla Habibi

Shahla Habibi (1958—6 September 2017[citation needed]) was Iran's Presidential Advisor on Women's Affairs from 1995 to 1999.[1] She was former member of central council of Islamic Coalition Party.[2]


Presidential advisorEdit

In 1995, President Rafsanjani appointed Shahla Habibi as Iran's Presidential Advisor on Women's Affairs.

Female Representation of the Iranian GovernmentEdit

Shahla Habibi's position would later become a cabinet position under President Khatami. This post was later held by Zahra Shojaei under President Khatami, and by Nasrin Soltankhah during President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's administration.

Islamic Republic of Iran Women's News AgencyEdit

The Islamic Republic of Iran Women's News Agency (IWNA) was created in the 1990s to meet the information needs of Iranian women. She became the IWNA Director.


  1. ^ "On the memoir of Shahla Habibi, the first Iranian female presidential advisor". Tehran Times. 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2021-10-07.
  2. ^ "حزب موتلفه اسلامی درگذشت شهلا حبیبی را تسلیت گفت" (in Persian). Fars News Agency. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.

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Government offices
Title last held by
Mahnaz Afkhami
as Minister for Women's Affairs
Head of Bureau of Women's Affairs
Succeeded byas Head of Center for Women's Participation Affairs