Every project we undertake connects back to our core beliefs.
With courage and innovation, Majal addresses issues that receive little or no attention: From rights of the invisible lower income migrant workers, to the stigmatized Middle East LGBTQ community, to those seeking to express dissent through music.
At Majal, platforms undergo improvement with new ideas and iterations to maximize their impact. These tools evolve to adapt to the needs of today. Every new effort will be published here so you can learn about them and help us fund them as well.
Kidshionista represents the inspiring virtual world of fashion for the smaller fashionistas. More than offering original products for the most beautiful souls, Kidshionista is a concept that associates style, authenticity and creativity. The essence of our inspiration is that children take ownership of the exciting and fun world of fashion through their personal styles for the rest of their lives. Kidshionista represents the unique style that reflects the personality of the new generations.
Our long-term aim is to transform personal grievances into collective political action by helping people realize that they are not “a loan.” Only by organizing together, through the pursuit of collective bargaining and debt strikes, can we fight back against creditors. The Debt Collective is a new membership organization that leverages our collective power as debtors by offering a shared platform for organization, advocacy, and direct action. Alone, our debts are a burden; together, they make us powerful
While the Internet has been very good so far at helping people do things together, it is still very difficult for groups to collect money and use it transparently. As a result, we see initiatives, projects, movements popping up here and there that disappear quickly from lack of funding. Imagine how many wonderful things don’t happen in the world because funding - which is oxygen for most organizations - is difficult to sustain. Without an easy way to raise and spend money, it’s hard to manage and grow many of these seeds of an idea that could change the world.
Meetups, open source projects, parent associations, neighborhood associations, pet projects, clubs, unions, movements, non-profits, business incubators - in order to operate, all of them are forced to use a physical glass jar, ask a sponsor to directly pay their expenses or front the huge overhead of setting up and managing a corporation or a non-profit. It’s either inefficient and opaque or it’s overkill.
CrowdVoice.org is an open source service that tracks voices of protest by curating and contextualizing valuable data, such as eyewitness videos, photos, and reports as a means to facilitate awareness regarding current social justice movements worldwide.
Despite what is happening today around the world, little hard-research exists for journalists and academics in terms of archives of diverse media reports. CrowdVoice addresses this by curating a wide range of content pulled from across the web on a dedicated page. Content is initially housed in a moderation queue, where it awaits crowdsourced verification.
As a second step, the platform visually communicates social and political issues through hard facts, statistics, interactive infographics, and timelines, which are organized by tags, specific topics, and relevant citations. These engaging educational resources direct users to an archive of relevant footage and reports. Infographics and interactive timelines are an imperative step in providing a frame of reference to the hundreds of under-reported stories pouring in from across the world, and are crucial to putting together nuanced, comprehensive reports reflecting both hard facts and the human face of the issues.