Angela Acuña Braun


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Ángela Acuña de Chacón Braun born Cartago, Costa Rica October 2, 1888 (d. 1983). Human rights lawyer; first female attorney in Central America. Feminist, suffragist. Founded Costa Rican WILPF. Led national People's Mandate to End War, 1938. Ambassador to Organization of American States. First woman on Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, 1960-72. (photo Swarthmore College)