Sośnica Coal Mine


Its beginning is considered to be in 1857 and the extraction from the Eustachius coalfield. During the Nazi German occupation, it was taken over by the Reichswerke Hermann Göring. At that time, English and Russian prisoners of war and prisoners from Ukraine were employed there. In 2005 it was merged with the Makoszowy Coal Mine, which lasted till 2015. Since May 1, 2016, it has been an independent Sośnica Coal Mine.

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?