Effat Shariati

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Effat Shariati Kohbanaei
Effat Shariati Majlis.JPG
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 1996 – 27 May 2004
Constituency Mashhad and Kalat
Personal details
Born (1952-11-12) 12 November 1952 (age 64)
Mashhad, Iran
Political party Zeynab Society
Alma mater Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Effat Shariati PhD (born 1952) is a former Member of the Parliament of Iran,[1] and head of the Iran Women Faction. She was born in Kerman, and from the earlier years of Iran's Islamic Revolution she started cultural and political works. During the Iran-Iraq War she was the writer of war-related programs on Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), the official TV and radio station. In 1991, she was selected as the head of the women's committee of Grand Khorasan state, and the advisor of the governor of Grand Khorasan. After 6 years she joined IRIB in the role of Cultural Advisor of the direct manager of Grand Khorasan IRIB. Then in 2002 she was selected in the 7th Parliament election as the Member of Parliament for Mashhad, a religious city of Shia Muslims. She is the only female MP of the eastern side of Iran.

She is also a poet, and her two poetry collections have been published under the title Again, I Speak About You!. She is the author of more than 30 scientific articles published in Iran and 2 other books under the title "Media in Europe and media in Islamic Republic of Iran", "A survey about Imam Mahdi in other religions", and " A window to the morning" (A collection of praises). She was also the representative of Iran at the Asia ministers and MPs women's conference in Sillan for 2 years.

Her son Mahmood Ahmadi Afzadi is the president of The News University in Iran, and a professor of the University of British Columbia, Canada. Masood Ahmadi Afzadi,Her second son is the head of TV Channel 5[2] ( Tehran's official TV channel)


  1. ^ 4th Asian-Pacific Women Parliamentarians and Ministers’ Conference, June 11-12, 2006. Wellington, New Zealand sponsored by the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development. A picture of Mrs. Effat Shariati in the Gallery section. Accessed April 6, 2011
  2. ^ "Transmenu powered by JoomlArt.com - Mambo Joomla Professional Templates Club". iribtv.ir. 


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