The Twon Ibe Opuyingibo 1, of Twon Brass Kingdom,Her Majesty Queen Dame Josephine Aruoriwo Diete-Spiff Esq was honoured by the International Centre for the Research on African Women in Nation Building and Gender Studies (ICRAWINGS) as “HERO OF GENDER ADVOCACY” for selfless and incomparable contributions towards uplifting the living standard of Women and Girl Child in Bayelsa, Nigeria and Africa at large.
The event which was held in Abuja to commemorate the 16 days activism against sexual and gender based violence according to the organization (ICRAWINGS), which is under the authority of Standtall Africa Initiative (STAi).
The Award programme was Graced by His Majesty,King Alfred Pepepreye Diete-Spiff of Twon Brass Kingdom, important dignitaries from all works of life and captains of Industry.
Responding,the Awardee, Queen Josephine Diete-Spiff requested that everyone should join her to thank God for yet another feather added to her already crowded and adorned crown as she bags the Hero of Gender Advocacy Award from such a reputable and life impacting organization.
Dame Josephine Diete-Spiff,a Queen & Matriarch of Twon Brass Kingdom, Bayelsa State, Past Chairperson, Bayelsa State Traditional Rulers Wives Association (BSTWA), President, Royal Queens of the Niger Delta Initiative,
Patron, Advocate for Maternal and Child Health Award – National Council
Women Societies of Nigeria. (NCWS).
Woman of Excellence in Nigeria Award – Thisday Newspaper
Award of Honour to the growth of Entrepreneurship and HR
Distinguished Service Award (DISA) as an Icon of
Transformation- International Centre for Population & Development
Most Respected Women Professionals in Nigeria, Virtuous
Amazon -The Guardian Newspaper
Gold Award for Selfless Service to Humanity -NEPAD
Golden Jubilee Nigerian Women Award for Leadership –
Award of Honour as an Investor in Education – Celebrity Int.
Golden Advocate Award for an immense contribution towards
the progress of the Nigerian Child – African Children Emergency
Award of Honour as the most outstanding Queen/Female
Humanitarian of 2018 – Ijaw Women of Substance Worldwide
Lifetime Achievement Award for Humanitarian Services –
Catholic Chaplaincy of the Nigeria Police Force: Our Lady of
Humanitarian Award for selfless Service– Rotary Foundation
Selfless Service Award 2012 by Gesi Publications, Bayelsa
Patron, Red Cross Society, Port Harcourt, Patron, Nigerian Girl Guide Association
Chairperson, Board of Trustees; Foundation for Children Orientation, President & Founder Lady Josephine Akporero Diete-Spiff Foundation for Widows, Physically Challenged, Orphans and the Aged.
Matron, Women Wing, Rivers State Chapter of HostCom,
Past Chairperson, NECA’s Network of Entrepreneurial Women, South-South, Nigeria.
Past National President, Ladies Golf Union of Nigeria and many more.
She has also been described because of her several endeavours as A Royal Mother, an Advocate, Humanitarian, Educationist,dogged supporter of Living Visions and Recipient of local and global awards.