Halemba Coal Mine


It is the first mine built in Poland after World War II. Today, it is part of the Ruda combined mine. Its construction began in 1943. After the war, work resumed and lasted until 1950, while the official opening of the mine took place on July 1, 1957. In 2006, 23 people died due to a methane explosion.

An estimated 1,400 girls are not born every year in Armenia due to a rooted preference for male children. The son-bias combined with a lower birth rate, has led to an alarming number of sex-selective abortions. Community activities, various laws and television shows are addressing the issue - with positive results. But is the actual problem being tackled?