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Amalia González Caballero (1898-1986) was a Mexican diplomat who made history by becoming the first female member of a presidential cabinet in the country, as well as the first female ambassador, serving in multiple countries throughout Europe. She was also a devoted feminist, who in 1932 founded the International Women’s Club with the purpose of securing women’s suffrage in Mexico.

In 1945, she was chosen to represent her country in San Francisco to develop the Charter of the United Nations, where she pushed for the explicit recognition of equal rights for men and women. Female suffrage was finally obtained in Mexico in 1952, after a petition led by her accumulated 20,000 signatures.