Donna Mulhearn is an Australian peace activist and writer who embarked on a personal pilgrimage in July 2002, which saw her living in a Buddhist nunnery in Tibet and later war-torn Baghdad. Donna was part of the human shield movement during the war in Iraq.
She later returned as a humanitarian aid worker to set up a shelter for street kids in Baghdad and assist homeless families. During this time she survived constant bombing, being kidnapped by fighters and shot at by American soldiers.
She is a former journalist and political adviser who is now an independent writer and speaker on non-violence, spirituality and politics.
Donna’s latest trip to the Middle East included time in Iraq and the West Bank of Palestine, where she spent four months as a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement. She is now doing talks around Australia, continues fundraising for projects in Iraq and is working on publishing her writings.