The Pro Concordia Labor Flag & The Women’s Peace Walk in Korea
In 2015, The Pro Concordia Labor flag was the centerpiece of an international peace demonstration throughout May 2015 supporting the Women’s Peace Walk in Korea. On May 24th, 2015, International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament. 30 international women peacemakers planned to walk across the two-mile wide Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the world’s most heavily fortified border that divides North and South Korea. The Women’s Walk was aimed at bringing international attention to the need to end the Korean War by replacing the 1953 armistice agreement with a permanent peace treaty. The walkers also wanted to help to reunite families long separated by the DMZ, and to ensure that women are involved at all levels of the peace-building process.
The Pro Concordia Labor peace flag was carried on the Women’s Walk and given to the women of both North and South Korea.
Participating institutions raised the Pro Concordia Labor flag to show support for the Korean people and for the Women’s Walk for Peace in Korea. Further, these institutions raised the flag to recognize prior generations of women who worked for peace, such as Bertha von Suttner (who inspired Alfred Nobel to create his Peace Prize and who was the first woman to receive this prize in 1905) and Cora di Brazza (who designed the Pro Concordia Labor flag).
Bertha von Suttner’s former castle at Harmannsdorf, Austria, and the castle of Cora di Brazza in Brazza, Italy, are among the locations that raised the Pro Concordia Labor flag.
To see an interactive map of all of the participating institutions, click here.
To learn more about the DMZ walk, visit : https://www.womencrossdmz.org/