Dr Ebtekar was the first female Vice President of Iran in 1997, the highest political office to be reached by a woman in the country, and has remained at the centre of the revolutionary movement in Iran since 1979. A scientist, journalist, and politician, she frequently writes on environmental, political, social and women’s issues in Persian and English. She is a considerable force in the reformist movement in Iran, and one of the founding members of the reformist Islamic Iran Participation Front.
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