Iran's first female minister

Dr Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi, the health minister, is counted as one of the most powerful women in Iran.



    Dr Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi, Iran's health minister, is among the most powerful women in Iran.

    The new minister's qualifications and conservative politics made her the perfect fit for the job. Besides, many Iranian woman find it more comfortable to meet a female minister.

    Al Jazeera's Alireza Ronaghi reports from the town of Eyvan, in southwest Iran.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.