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.