Environment

The child who taught me what it means to hope

How, after Nepal's 2015 earthquake, a father's words and a boy making his way to school offered a lesson in resilience.

The child who taught me what it means to hope

Asia Pacific

Kids on pause: Why young people in Taiwan prefer pets

Demands of traditional culture mean young people in Taiwan find it easier to keep pets than marry and have children.

Kids on pause: Why young people in Taiwan prefer pets

Food

A love letter to my grandmother's Durban kitchen

My grandmother's weekly ritual of making a pot of samp taught me to see cooking not as a task but as a mark of devotion.

Samp: The southern African dish that is a lesson in love and time

Canada

A snow globe and the unexpected gift of forgiveness

Could a shattered snow globe prove the redemptive power of leaving room for people to surprise you?

A snow globe and the unexpected gift of forgiveness

AJ Impact

Baby boom: Did lower UK mortgage rates increase births?

BoE research shows the United Kingdom saw 14,500 more babies born after the central bank lowered interest rates in 2009.

Baby boom: Did lower UK mortgage rates increase births?

Food

Cooking and healing in my mother's Vietnamese kitchen

In the midst of misunderstandings and estrangement, one woman and her mother found solace in making spring rolls.

Cooking and healing in my mother's Vietnamese kitchen

Food

Navigating the use of a knife and a fork at the dinner table

If you are raised to eat with your hands, the use of cutlery can unleash both power and pain.

Navigating the use of a knife and a fork at the dinner table

Food

Terminal illness and the predictability of pie

How a twice-baked sour cherry pie helped one woman deal with her father's slow decline from ALS and eventual death.

Terminal illness and the predictability of pie

AJ Impact

Gay fathers get less paid parental leave than other couples

Study finds that on average, same-sex male couples had five fewer months of paid leave than different-sex couples.

Gay fathers get less paid parental leave than other couples

Family

Can new parents have both a family and a stable career?

Mothers and fathers face increasing pressure to keep jobs on track while meeting the rising costs of childcare.

Can new parents have both a family and a stable career?

Aboriginal Australians

Is Australia creating a new stolen generation?

A decade after Australia's stolen generations apology the number of indigenous children in out-of-home care has doubled.

United Kingdom

Why are British Muslim marriages unprotected by law?

Most British Muslims have religious-only ceremonies and almost 30 percent have no idea union is unprotected by law.

Why are British Muslim marriages unprotected by law?

Family

Burundi orders unmarried couples to wed by end of 2017

Unmarried couples in the East African country of Burundi have until the end of the year to legalise their relationships through church or state registrations.

Witness

Casablanca Camerawoman

A divorced single parent in Morocco is determined to work as a wedding videographer despite resistance from her family.

Al Jazeera World

Marriage and Divorce in Morocco

The human stories behind the Moroccan family code which has led the way in changing marriage and divorce laws.