Serafina Dávalos


Serafina Dávalos Alfonze born Ajos (now Coronel Oviedo), Paraguay September 25, 1883 (d. 1957). Pioneer feminist; first woman lawyer, Supreme Court justice 1908-9; professor and founder university; founded Committee of Women for Peace 1904 trying to prevent civil war.


"The democratic character of the State is pure ‘myth’, because ‘democracy’, which means sine qua non equality, freedom. . . cannot admit privileges of birth, being born male or female." (Int. Feminist Conference, 1910, in Michelle Bachelet, Leuven, June 10, 2015; photo