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Iran Appoints First Female Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman

Half the Sky Movement

Marzieh Afkham, 48, is the first female diplomat to be appointed as the spokesperson for Iran's foreign ministry. "This is an extremely bold move by Foreign Minister Zarif to appoint a woman to such high-ranking and politically visible post," said Farideh Farhi, an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii. Afkham is a career diplomat who is described by her predecessor as "seasoned and experienced."

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  • Half the Sky MovementHalf the Sky Movement

    We are hoping this will spur the promotion of women's rights and build a new leadership era for women worldwide.

  • Alessandra RizzottiAlessandra Rizzotti

    I wonder how this will change interactions and communications with foreign relations.