Access Now

Organization's name: Access Now
Organization's acronym: ZAP
Former Name(s): ZAP
Headquarters address  
Address: 34 West 27th Street, Floor 6
New York, NY 10001
United States of America
Phone: +1 888 414 0100
Fax: ZAP
Web site:
Preferred mailing address
Address: Access Now
P.O. Box 20429 Greeley Square Station 4 East 27th Street
New York, NY 10001-9998
United States of America
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • English

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Carlos Jiménez Cárdenas Others , Designation
Deji Olukotun Designation
Nicolas Dagostino Others , Designation
Wafa Ben Hassine Others
Aurora Sauter Others
Cole Potter Others
Brett Solomon Head of Organization
Laura O'Brien Others
Guillermo Beltrà Others
Emma Hard Others , Designation
Josh Levy Designation
Aurora Sauter Others
Mateo Solis-Prada Others , Designation
Madeline Libbey Others
Nerida Brownlee Advancement of Women , Designation
Raman Jit Singh Chima Others
Peter Micek Others
Alison Ramer Others
Peter Micek Others , Designation
Fanni Hidvegi Others
Melissa Kim Advancement of Women , Designation
Kyung Min Kim Others , Designation
Laura O'Brien Conference Focal Point
Nadim Nashif Others
Sheetal Kumar Others
Alyse Rankin Others
Lea Kaspar Others
Amie Stepanovich Others
Ashraf Shoukr Others , Designation
Samuel Yi Others , Designation
Natalia Krapiva Others
Nicolas Dagostino Others , Designation
Denis Nolasco Balbuena Others , Designation
Marwa Fatafta Others
Peter Micek Others
Isedua Oribhabor Others
Tinuola Dada Others , Designation
Laura O'Brien Others
Estelle Massé Others
Julie Owono Assevini Others
Natalia Krapiva Others
Ben Whelan
Brett Solomon Head of Organization , Designation


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Social Development:
  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Geographic scope: International
    Mission statement:
    Year established (YYYY): 2009
    Year of registration (YYYY): 2009
    Organizational structure: Access Now is a non-profit public benefit corporation recognized in the United States as a charitable and educational 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. The organization is led by a Board of Directors. The organization is then managed by an Executive Director who oversees a team of staffers across three programmatic arms, with each arm being led by a Director. Additionally, the Director of Operations works in support of the Executive Director and with the Directors of each arm to implement programs.
    Number and type of members: Access Now does not have a formal membership structure, nor does it charge fees for membership. Access Now works closely with partner organizations on a number of projects and maintains an email list of over 385,000 supporters who support digital rights issues, follow the activities of the organization, and provide limited financial support via online micro donations.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition, Best Bits, European Digital Rights Initiative (EDRi), Internet Declaration, Red LatAm (Latin American digital rights coalition)
    Funding structure:
    • Fundraising campaigns

    • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations

    • Grants from Governments

    • Donations and grants from domestic sources

    • Foreign and international grants

    Additional Information

    Social Development

    Affiliation with other organizations:
    Purpose of the organization:
    Activities relevant to the conference of States Parties to the convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:
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    Main Objective

    Special Event / Application for Consultative Status with ECOSOC