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The Republic of the Maldive Islands/ Dhivehi Raajjeygen Jumhuriya (Female Suffrage 1932)A sultanate under protection of the British Crown achieved internal Self-government 1948, it became a republic in 1952 and was independent in 1965

Also see Maldive Islands Parliament and Maldives Heads

1977-? Minister of Health Moomina Haleem
Ca. 1989-94 Minister of Youth, Women's Affairs and Sports
1995-97 Minister of Youth, Women's Affairs and Sports

1997-2002 Minister of Womenís Affairs and Social Welfare Hon. Rashida Yoosuf (Fourth in the Cabinet)
2011-13 Dhivehi Dhaulathuge Minister
High Commissioner to Sri Lanka in 2002 as the first female Ambassador

2002-04 Minister of Gender, Family Development and Social Security Aneesa Ahmed
2004-05 Minister of Health
2005-08 Minister of the President's Office
Around 1982 Undersecretary to the Executive Secretary of the President,
Parliamentary Group Leader of the Dhivehi Raiyyithunge Party, DRP and Deputy Speaker of the of Majlis 2008-09.

2004-05 Minister of Gender, Family Development and Social Security Zahiya Zareer
2005-08 Minister of Education
Former civil servant and appointed MP, She commes from the powerful Jameel family. Her late father was a minister in the former government her uncle is the current foreign Minister and her mother also sat in the parliament.

2004-08 Deputy Minister  of Atolls Development Fathimath Sheereen Abdullah
2013- Minister of State for Gender, Family and Human Rights
Former Director General in the Department and an elected MP. As the Deputy Minister for Atolls Development, she exercises considerable power on the people and governance of island communities in the country. Also the wife of the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and

2005-08 Minister of Gender and Family and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Aminath Mohamed Didi
Former Head of the Department of External Resources of the Foreign Ministry and an appointed MP


2005-06 Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Aishath Shiham
2008-08 Minister of Youth and Sports
2013- Minister of Education
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry 2006-08.

2005-07 Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Aishath Azima Shakoor
2007-08 Attorney General

2008-09 Attorney General
Fatimath Dhiyana Saeed

2008-11 Minister of Health and Family Dr Aminath Jameel
She had originally been selected as vice-presidential candidate
of by the new president Mohamed Nasheed, of the Maldivian Democratic Party, but the partyís Islamic council rejected the choice, deeming it "un-Islamic" for a woman to hold such a leadership position.

2008-11 Deputy Minister of Education Shifa Mohamed

2009-11 Deputy Minister of Health and Family Mariya Ali

 

2010-12 Minister of Education Shifa Mohamed

 

2010-12 Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Mariyam Zulfa

 

2011-13 and 2013 Attorney General Aishath Azima Shakooru

2011-12 and 2012 Minister of Gender, Family and Human Rights Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed

2011-13 Minister of Environment and Energy Dr. Mariyam Shakeela
2013 Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs
2013- Minister of Health and Gender

2007-08 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dunya Maumoon
2011-13 Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
2013- Minister of Foreign Affairs
She is daughter of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who was president 1978-2008 and appointed by her uncle, Abdulla Yameen

2011-12 and 2013- Minister of State for Education Aminath Ali

2011-12 and 2013- Minister of State for Health and Family Lubna Mohamed Zahir Hussain

2011-12 Minister of State for Health and Family Dr Aishath Rameela
2012- Minister of state for Gender, Family and Human Rights

2011-12 Minister of State for Tourism, Arts and Culture Mariyam Mizna Shareef

2011-12 Minister of State, Deputy Attorney General Aishath Bisam
2013 Attorney General
2013- Minister of State and Secretary of Legal Affairs Secretary at the Presidentís Office

2011- Deputy Minister of Defense and National Security Fathimath Thasneem

2011- Deputy Minister and Chief Executive Officer of the Capital Market Development Authority Fathimath Shafeeqa

2011-12 Deputy Minister and Chief Executive Officer of the Public Enterprises Monitoring and Evaluation Board Fathimath Muaza

 

2012-13 Acting Minister of Gender, Family and Human Rights Mariyam Shakeela

 

2013 Acting Minister of Gender, Family and Human Rights Aisath Azima Sakoor

2013 Minister of Gender, Family and Human Rights Dr. Amal Ali

2013- Deputy Solicitor General Fathimath Haleem

2013- Deputy Minister of Gender, Family and Human Rights Shidatha Shareef

 



Dr Mariyam Shakeela
Minister of Health and Gender
Appointed on 21 November 2013

2013-  Aishath Bisam

 


Last update 26.11.13