Membership is open to all women in Wales, women living elsewhere who have connections with Wales, and to women who have affinity with, and interest in life in Wales, who share the Aims of the Association.
Wales Assembly of Women is an independent campaigning NGO accredited to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Its representatives have attended every major United Nations world conference for women since 1985. It campaigns for women's rights in Wales and the World. Membership is open to all women in Wales and to women with connections to Wales. It is funded by the membership and charity grants and receives no public money.
Each year, WAW holds an Annual Conference to mark International Women’s Day and an Annual General Meeting in the autumn. WAW organises the Audrey Jones Awards for Research by Women in honour of the work Audrey Jones – one of WAW’s leading members, whose life has been recorded in the Dictionary of Welsh Biography – did for women’s rights in Wales and the United Nations.
The Wales Assembly of Women was established in 1984 to provide evidence from Wales and to take part in activities marking the end of the UN Decade for women (1975-1985). WAW is committed to United Nation's Global Platform for Action agreed by governments from all over the world at a conference held in Beijing, based on the need for Equality, Development and Peace.
Mission Statement: WALES ASSEMBLY OF WOMEN
WAW, the UN & CSW
Wales Assembly of Women is an NGO (non-governmental organisation) accredited to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Its representatives regularly attend the annual meetings of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UN:CSW) in New York and WAW makes quadrennial reports to the Commission.