The Islamic Association of Women (Jam’iat-e Zanan-e Jomhouri-e Islami in Persian) is an Iranian political party. It is the first officially registered party of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
History and profile
The party was established 1987. The secretary-general of the party has been Zahra Mostafavi, the daughter of Ayatollah Khomeini. Fatemeh Karroubi, wife of Mehdi Karroubi, is among its notable members.
The party supported Mohammad Khatami in the 1997 and 2001 presidential elections. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was supported by the party in the 2005 elections. Mir-Hossein Mousavi enyoyed the support of the party in the 2009 elections. The party’s main objective was to improve women’s rights in Iran and various international conferences for this aim were organized by the group.