A variety of organizations exist in the Wizarding
World. Some of them are official, others were formed by various witches
and wizards to promote a particular cause.
Quidditch league that includes teams from Australia and New Zealand
The Brotherhood of Goblins
A group pressing for goblin rights, including
the right to carry and use wands. Members
of the B.O.G. were meeting with Ministry representatives in
when a small riot broke out. Some goblins apparently got hold of real
wands and were transfiguring post boxes
and litter bins into wildebeest and marching through the streets
chanting B.O.G. slogans. The leader of the organization is
Brodrig the Boss-Eyed
Campaign for Greater Freedom for Wizards
Glinda Crook spoke for this
group in the Daily Prophet,
decrying the actions of the Ministry of Magic designed to reign
in the actions of wizard-kind on Hallowe'en
See D.A. page.
Dark Force Defense League
May or may not be directly affiliated with the
Ministry of Magic.
Lockhart was a member
See Death Eaters page.
More commonly referred to as the D.A. (see),
the name of the organization was chosen by
Ginny Weasley to go with the initials
(suggested by Cho Chang as an acronym
for another possible name). The name "Dumbledore's Army" was
selected because it signified the worst fear of certain high-ranking
officials in the Ministry of Magic at the time.
Goblin Rights groups
Over the past centuries, various groups have advocated goblin rights,
sometimes with violence. In the 1990s, some goblin groups have been
meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Magic, hoping to create
a Bill of Goblin Rights (DP).
was a pioneer of goblin rights
See Inquisitorial Squad page.
International Association of Quidditch
The oversight body in charge of international Quidditch teams, rules, and
Chairwizard is Hassan Mostafa
Ministry of Magic
See Ministry of Magic.
Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers
Founded by Hector
Dagworth-Granger. Slughorn asked
Hermione if perhaps she was related to him
Order of Merlin
Although we now think of the Order of Merlin as an award,
it was originally conceived by Merlin himself as an organization
which made rules against using magic on Muggles
Order of the Phoenix
A group formed by Dumbledore in the 1970s to fight
Voldemort. The Order was revived in
when Voldemort began to regain power
Union for the Administration and Betterment of the British League and its
The head of this organization is
See Slug Club page.
for Distressed Witches
Founded in the 1800s by Dorcas Wellbeloved (fw).
Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare
by Hermione Granger in
response to what she saw as gross injustice in the treatment of
house-elves. The Society didn't
exactly catch on among Hogwarts students, but she persevered. Eventually
she started knitting hats and socks which she left lying around
Gryffindor tower, hoping to free some unsuspecting elf who picked them up
while cleaning the common room. Once the elves discovered the hidden
garments, they were deeply offended and refused to clean Gryffindor
Tower anymore. Dobby
picked up the slack, doing all the cleaning himself
Society for the Reformation of
Founded by Honoria Nutcombe
around 1700 (fw).
Society for the Support of Squibs
Founded by Idris Oakby in the early-to-mid 1900s (JKR).
Society for the Tolerance of Vampires (S.T.V.)
This society has a candle-lit office in London. They advertised for someone
to run the office, with preference to be given to applicants with a garlic
Troll Rights Movement
The spokesperson for this movement is
Heliotrope Willis. She speaks
optimistically about trolls'
essentially peace-loving nature and of the valuable services they provide to
wizards by providing protection