Amalia Gonzalez Caballero de Castillo Ledon


Amalia González Caballero de Castillo Ledón born Santander, Tamaulipas, Mexico August 18, 1898 (d. 1986). Mexican stateswoman and women's rights leader; poet and playwright. First woman in presidential cabinet position. Mexican delegate to San Francisco Conference on founding of United Nations, where she insisted on equality for women, 1945. Signed Act of Chapultepec and Rio Treaty, forging closer relations among countries of the Americas, 1945. First Mexican delegate to UN Commission on Human Rights, 1946-50. Chairperson, InterAmerican Women’s Committee for Democracy, 1947.


"I trust the ever-lively encouragement of women.” (photo IFE Instituto Federal Electoral)