Women's Network for Change

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.25 Fte (8)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Women's Network for Change   (WNC)

    EU Transparency Register

    943273430367-14 First registered on 24 Feb 2018

    Goals / Remit

    1-Build a global network of women to support the women's equality movement and women's efforts and achievements in all areas.
    2- Promote better understanding and cooperation between men and women who reject the patriarchal culture and believe in gender equality.
    3- To be the voice of women in the world who are victims of repression, violence, misogyny, discrimination and social injustice and to promote education for all.
    4- Broadly support commitment to parity and participation of women in decision-making and at levels of economic and political leadership.
    5- Hold conferences, events, workshops, exhibitions, and publish books, brochures and other information materials and spread a culture of tolerance and gender equality. Do press interviews and articles in women's newspapers and magazines.
    6- Cooperate with international women's human rights organizations and participate in international forums to improve the status of women.

    Main EU files targeted

    Our main focus is on:
    - EU Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025
    - Gender Mainstreaming and Spotlight Initiative to eliminate Violence against Women and Girls
    - Sustainable Development Goals provided by UN Women in NY (gender parity 50/50 by 2030) and coordinate this with activities and work of the EP's FEMM committee.
    - Strategy on gender equality
    - Istanbul Convention

    In recent years we helped campaign for the adoption of the following EP resolutions regarding women’s rights:
    - European Parliament resolution of 21 January 2021 on the EU Strategy for Gender Equality https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TA-9-2021-0025_EN.html
    - European Parliament resolution of 10 March 2022 on gender mainstreaming in the European Parliament – annual report 2020
    - https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TA-9-2023-0047_EN.html


    Head Office
    5, villa COEUR DE VEY
    Paris 75014
    EU Office
    5, villa COEUR DE VEY
    Paris 75014


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    3 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 28 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Vida AMANI 16 Jan 2024 16 May 2024
    Golnar KHOSHBAKHTI 09 Sep 2023 06 Sep 2024
    Elham MALEKI ZANJANI 09 Sep 2023 06 Sep 2024
    Nida Amani 03 Apr 2024 03 Apr 2025
    Ms Badri POURTABAKH 14 Nov 2023 14 Dec 2023
    Nida Amani 09 Sep 2023 11 Mar 2024
    Maryam EGHBALI 05 Sep 2023 05 Dec 2023
    Ms Sabba REZAI 18 Jul 2023 23 Aug 2023
    Ms Badri POURTABAKH 23 May 2023 23 Jun 2023
    Maryam EGHBALI 18 May 2023 18 Aug 2023
    Roya ABDI 15 Apr 2023 01 Aug 2023
    Ms Sara EHSANI 15 Apr 2023 01 Aug 2023
    Ms Roya HAMIDI 01 Mar 2023 01 Apr 2023
    Mr Seyed Agha Shaheen POUR GHOBADIAN ZADEH 01 Mar 2023 01 Apr 2023
    Maryam EGHBALI 20 Jan 2023 20 Apr 2023
    Vida AMANI 17 Jan 2023 17 Feb 2023
    Maria Virginia PISHBIN 22 Nov 2022 31 Dec 2022
    Maryam EGHBALI 22 Nov 2022 31 Dec 2022
    Ms Norolhoda EMRANI 15 Nov 2022 29 Nov 2022
    Ms Mobina DOLATI 04 Nov 2022 03 Dec 2022
    Ms Mona DOLATI 04 Nov 2022 03 Dec 2022
    Ms Seyedeh Mehrnoush MOUMENI 21 Oct 2022 20 Nov 2022
    Mr Seyed Hussein MIRABEDINI KACHO MASGHALI 04 Oct 2022 29 Nov 2022
    Mr Afshin SHAHVERDI 04 Oct 2022 21 Oct 2022
    Golnar KHOSHBAKHTI 13 Sep 2022 09 Sep 2023
    Elham MALEKI ZANJANI 13 Sep 2022 09 Sep 2023
    Ms Amytis MARCUS 31 May 2022 01 Jul 2022
    Nida Amani 30 Nov 2021 01 Mar 2022
    Golnar KHOSHBAKHTI 20 Oct 2021 13 Sep 2022
    Elham MALEKI ZANJANI 19 Oct 2021 13 Sep 2022
    Elham MALEKI ZANJANI 17 Sep 2019 01 Oct 2020
    Golnar KHOSHBAKHTI 17 Sep 2019 01 Oct 2020
    Elham MALEKI ZANJANI 26 Jul 2018 01 Aug 2019
    Golnar KHOSHBAKHTI 19 Jul 2018 19 Jul 2019

    Complementary Information

    We don't have any employed staff. All our members and activists work as volunteers based on their availability.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Our association is not member of any other organization. We come together on honorary basis for our common goals (https://www.womennetworkforchange.org/board-of-directors/).

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Donations, Member's contribution

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Other financial info

    Our members and their activities are based on volunteer work.
    We don't have any employed staff.
    All our members and activists work as volunteers based on their availability.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    - With the inputs of our volunteers, we have been able to study the situation, challenges and advancement of women in different countries and covered such issues on our website.
    - We co-sponsored an event in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November 2016, with the initiative of the International Federation of Women in Legal Careers on Women's Body and Fundamental Rights, new challenges.
    - On July 1 2017, several inspiring members of our burgeoning international network convened in Paris, France for a meeting. The session launched into a timely discussion about the role of women’s leadership at this important juncture in history.
    - A member of our network was invited to S Asian Regional Workshop -“Together We Can ” launched by SANWED- S Asian Network for Widows’ Empowerment in Development from July 16-19, 2017 and represented a report on rural widows provided/prepared by our colleagues in Spain who focus on the situation rural women in Spain.
    - We were invited to a two-day event on the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women on November 22 -23, 2017 in Palermo Italy. Ms. Concetta Giallombardo, a member of the WNC and the head of the Women’s Jurist Association in Palermo held a meeting in the presence of the city's Mayor. The event consisted a theatrical show and a musical program on this particular issue of violence against women following a discussion.
    - We met with four members of the EP in Brussels at the end of December 2017 to speak to them about our activities and exchange ideas.
    - We have sent delegations consisting of young volunteers to the UN CSW meetings every year for them to learn about the advances and to promote gender equality in Europe.
    - We held a round-table meeting in Paris on February 17, 2018 to discuss 50/50 parity, what achievements have been made and where have we gone in our countries. A focus on the role of women in political leadership, the challenges of rural women and the role of women in media. We studied these topics in ten countries.
    - WNC participated in the inauguration of La Place en Hommage aux Femmes Victimes de Violences on 25 November 2021 in Paris 13.
    - We have met with numerous MEPs in 2021 and 2022 to speak about safeguarding and promoting the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention).
    - We held a zoom meeting in May 2021 with members to discuss the effects of the Covid-19 on women. In this meeting we found solutions against gender-based violence during the pandemic.
    - WNC joined the Joint Public Hearing by the Committee of Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the FEMM Committee on 21.04.2022 about women refugees from Ukraine.
    - US Supreme Court decision to overturn abortion rights in the United States and the need to safeguard abortion rights and Women’s health in the EU https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TA-9-2022-0289_EN.html
    - A member was a speaker at a meeting, “Europe and the gender gap in employment: where to start again?” held by MEP Gancia and MEP Baldassarre on 8 June 2022 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg
    - WNC participated in the International Conference on the Future of Human Rights, held on 16 and 17 June 2022 in the library reading room of the European Parliament to promote and discuss about women’s human rights by sharing comments with the EU Special Representative for HR and Former UN Deputy HCHR and HR activist and former Peace Negotiator.
    - Speaker at a meeting with women cancer survivors at EP March 2023 on the initiative and in cooperation with MEP Gancia.
    - IWD Conference was held on March 4, 2023 in Brussels with the participation of dozens of prominent female policymakers, former ministers, experts, and rights activists.
    - Exhibition on occasion of World Day against the Death Penalty at the EP in Strasbourg from October 16-19, 2023 in cooperation with MEP Sarvamaa.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


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    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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