Photographs and videos illustrating the changing role women play within the traditionally male dominated society of Afghanistan.
This body of work was captured over the course of four years when Ellie lived and worked in Afghanistan (2009 - 2014) during the on-going conflict. The work documents women’s everyday lives, from their traditional role within the household, to their right to an education and to their newly found positions in the workplace. UN-Habitat undertook a number of indicatives to improve the living situation of women and children across 7 provinces in Afghanistan; Bamiyan; Herat; Helmand; Jalalabad; Kabul; Kandahar and Mazar.
The three videos were commissioned by UN-Habitat to showcase the positive impact their infrastructure and female empowerment programmes have had on the communities they have worked in.