Ellie Atayee-Bennett is a PhD researcher in Sociology at the University of Southampton, UK with a strong interest in culture, religion and ethical lifestyles. Outside of her academic studies, Ellie is very happy to be involved with the Qatrah Foundation as she recognises the urgent need to support women and children in Afghanistan. Ellie considers it a duty to help others so she does what she can to alleviate the suffering of deprived and silenced individuals. Having studied the complexities between religion, culture, society, and modernity, Ellie understands that activism and charity from the ground up is often what is needed to bring about lasting change. Indeed, the future is the children, and it is through women that children are born, so we must protect and empower these individuals to ensure a future that is bright and promising for the nation as a whole.