Jeanita Lyman


About Jeanita Lyman

I am a senior at Mills College in Oakland, California, studying journalism, philosophy, history, and how they can relate to and explain global issues.

The Historical And Political Roots Of Veiling And Unveiling For Muslim Women

Despite the widespread practice of veiling in Islam, and its present-day status as an emblem of Muslim womanhood throughout the world, it has surprisingly little to back it up in the Qur’an, something acknowledged by many Islamic feminists, but less well-known throughout mainstream discourse in both the West and Muslim-majority […]


Report Details Abuse Of African Immigrants In ICE Custody

As anti-immigration rhetoric in the United States continues to gain traction, details from more than two dozen detainees in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody raise further questions into the potential for abuses and dehumanization under current policy and political ideology.  After 80 men from Africa living in the United States […]


UN Officials Emphasize Relationship Between Conflict And Hunger

As hunger and conflict both continue to be on the rise worldwide, officials at the United Nations recently spoke about the symbiosis between the two issues, and the need to approach them accordingly. David Beasley, head of the UN World Food Program, emphasized the ways in which global conflict and […]


U.S. Announces Sanctions In Retaliation For Russian Cyberattacks

In a rare move under the Trump administration, the White House publicly accused Russia of recent cyber attacks in the United States and abroad and announced repercussions against Russian individuals and entities in response. U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin announced on March 15 that five Russian entities and 19 […]


Right-Wing Nationalists In The West Seek Support Through Re-Branding

Following a respite from media attention and political organizing in recent months, two prominent right-wing nationalist figures, Steve Bannon and Marine Le Pen, addressed the Congress of the latter’s party recently, seeking to amass support for the far-right French political party. Le Pen announced a new name for the party […]


Coalition Of Human Rights Groups Calls For Reduction In U.S. Aid To Egypt

Amid Egypt’s ongoing criticisms from human rights groups, a coalition of non-profit organizations called on the U.S. government recently to continue limiting its funding to the Egyptian military. Ten organizations, focused primarily on human rights and LGBTQ issues, signed a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to uphold […]


Veiling Debate Leaves Muslim Women Vulnerable While Ignoring Their Rights

Recent statistics demonstrate a disturbing upswing in hate crimes in the United States which point to Muslim women who wear the hijab or other traditional coverings of some Muslim communities, as particularly vulnerable targets of xenophobic violence directed at their communities. Hate crimes rose by 4.6 percent in 2016 according […]


Florida Shooting Survivors Push For Sustained Awareness And Change Around Gun Violence

In the wake of the United States latest mass school shooting, students who survived the attack are mobilizing to retain control of the narrative of the trauma they endured and working to protect their peers from similar attacks in the future. During the attack, and ever since, students have taken […]


Lives Hang In Limbo As Immigration Debate Unfolds In U.S. House And Senate

U.S. Republican senators pushed forward a bill Sunday, proposing a path to citizenship for DACA recipients in exchange for increased spending on border patrol, harsher deportation tactics, and removing and restricting other forms of protection for undocumented immigrants in the United States. Although the bill isn’t expected to pass, it […]