Fatemeh Ajorlou

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Fatemeh Ajorlou is a conservative female member of the Iranian parliament (Majlis
' , is an Arabic term meaning "a place of sitting", used in the context of "council", to describe various types of special gatherings among common interest groups be it administrative, social or religious in countries with linguistic or cultural connections to Islamic countries...

) representing Karaj
Karaj is a city in and the capital of Karaj County, Alborz Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 1,377,450, in 385,955 families, , making it the fifth-largest city in Iran after Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan and Tabriz.) It is situated west of Tehran, at the foothills of the Alborz...

, near Tehran. She is Rapporteur of the Majlis Women Faction. and is President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's 2009 candidate to be minister of welfare and social justice.

In 2009, Ajorlou was Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's candidate for Ministry of Welfare and Social Security, but was voted down by Majlis of Iran
Majlis of Iran
The National Consultative Assembly of Iran , also called The Iranian Parliament or People's House, is the national legislative body of Iran...

on September 3, 2009, with 76 favoring, 181 opposing, and 29 abstaining votes.


Fatemeh Ajorlou has criticised the practice of "temporary marriages" despite support for them from interior minister, Mostafa Pour Mohammadi. She has said Iran’s 70-year-old Civil Code creates problems for the female population. She supported establishment of counseling centers in family courts to provide people with legal and cultural advice, and to help reduce the divorce rate.

In 2004, she addressed a two-day World Summit to Support Children's Rights in Rome, expressing opposition to abortion and supporting children's rights, particularly in occupied countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine.http://www.peacewomen.org/news/Iran/Oct04/mps.html Iranian MPs call for international support for women and children