Ruth Sisters Naomi Panel and Awards

Warm greetings to Everyone,

It is with great humility, and by the grace of God that I stand before you today to give my remarks at our second Annual Pre-United Nations CSW66 Session-Generation Equality Panel Discussion and Awards Ceremony.

I stand on the Spiritual Leadership,anointing,love and care of our Daddy in the Lord , His Eminence, the Right Honorable Dr. Phillip Phinn, our spiritual mother, Her Eminence Archbishop Dr. Mary Palmer Floyd,  the commitment of Board of Directors and the entire Members of Ruth Sisters’ Fellowship International across the world. Your collective allegiance to the mission of our Lord Jesus Christ through Ruth Sisters’ Fellowship International is of great value to the promulgation of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and I sincerely appreciate you all.

In today’s world, both women and men—girls and boys—all over are speaking up for themselves and for those who have been silenced, stigmatized, and shamed for far too long. Many are from a new generation. The global community has imagined a gender world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive and where differences are valued and celebrated.

The United Nations has adhered to the need to have issues concerning women as an important part of its agenda and has kept it alive since the Beijing Women Conference in 1995. In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as an official UN holiday for women's rights and world peace. It has since been commemorated annually by the UN and much of the world, with each year's observance centered on a particular concern or issue affecting women across the world.

International Women's Month is globally celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. The celebration ushers in the Commission on Status of Women, a two-week gathering of United Nations Member States, gender advocates civil societies, and policy makers to come to terms in agreement on particular issues for discussion concerning women.

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) first met at Lake Success, New York, in February 1947, shortly after the founding of the United Nations. The Commission, which is composed of Member States, has advocated for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The work of the Commission has included drafting international laws on Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and its Optional Protocol, and the global normative and policy framework, such as the Beijing Platform for Action. The Commission highlights the progress made in the follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women (1995) in putting key gender equality issues on the global agenda, and in encouraging action and implementation at the national level.

It describes the Commission’s work with civil society and other stakeholders, and how the Commission at present contributes to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This year is the 66th year of the commission in advancing gender issues.

Reflecting on International Women’s Day and the Commission on Status of Women, Ruth Sisters’ Fellowship International embraces these global initiatives and considers it significantly important to bring it to the knowledge of women in the community and in the work of the Kingdom to equip us in building the inclusive character for the kingdom. This is the strength of Ruth Sisters’ Fellowship Intl in committing to EMPTISTORY of Women in Ministry to the United Nations Generation Equality agenda.

The life of Naomi serves as a model demonstrating how to achieve generation equality through mentor-ship, support for fellow women and a form of new generation where both women and men together can forge women's equality in building character for generations.

Naomi, in Scripture, is remembered today for being a woman who stepped out of her place of royalty, lost all she had, retraced her steps to return to her original position, mentored Ruth, and through divine guidance became the passageway through whom our Lord Jesus Christ came. Many of our women are today's Naomi who moved out of their royalty position, picked up the pieces of their broken lives, retraced their steps, came back on track, and made pathway for many women’s sustainable future.

At Ruth Sisters’ Fellowship International, we take pride in providing a forum to encourage shared stories by women, just as Naomi did when she returned to Bethlehem. Learning from information gathered through these shared stories of women in ministry, we want to acknowledge men in our community who support women, just as Boaz did to Ruth.

Today, at this our second Generation Equality Panel and Information Luncheon, we will honor these outstanding men with the Boaz Model Recognition Award. For women who have graciously supported fellow women, we will honor them with the Ruth Rising Naomi Award. It is, indeed, a great pleasure and privilege to recognize these outstanding men and women in our community with these awards.

This step is in keeping with Acts 9:15 assignment and they will be enlisted as Generation Equality Ambassadors of our time. The awardees will be remembered in Ruth Sisters’ Fellowship International annals of history for what they did in the lives of women like ours.

This initiative is historic and divine and has remained an annual event marked every year at the kick-off of International Women's Month. To me, in particular, and to other women, our stories have greatly impacted many. We need to utilize them to advance the work of the Kingdom in our time. Let’s do it together!!

To all our panelists whose story on experiences of their past just as Naomi will inspire us to continue to trust God in our life and human existence, our Ruth Rising Naomi Awardees, your journey as a woman, wife, mother and gods anointed is remarkable to us at Ruth Sisters Fellowship Intl and we are proud to enlist today in our Generation Equality Annals of History as empowerment model for younger generations and To our 2022 Boaz Model Recognition Awardees, your commitment and support to the growth, calling of God,mentor-ship and guidance to women is immeasurable. You remain the Boaz of our time. I thank you all and all of your guests here . May the grace of Good continue to be upon you all

Finally, I must acknowledge the efforts, time and energy of the 2nd annual PreCSW66 Session Generation Equality information and Panel planning committee under the leadership of my First Lady,Pastor Nadine Grigsby, Advisory guidance of H. E Ambassador Dr Devon Bannister, Ruth Sisters Board Chair, H.E Amb Dr Maurene Brown Phillips, Director of Programs, Ambassador Vanessa Rosser and Secretary General Minister Christine Case. These ideas, contributions, outreach and evangelism on this program brought the success of what we have today on the program. I was afraid and in fears but you gave me your blessed assurance for great success. I value you but God value you more exceedingly. May He reward you without measures.

God Bless You.


Her Excellency Ambassador Dr. Ada JUNI Okika,