Szczygłowice Coal Mine


A relatively young mine, as its construction began in 1957, and coal mining there began in 1961. Today, the mine operates under Knurów and partly under the Czerwionka-Leszczyny town. and Pilchowice commune. In 2008, there was a structural failure there – the tower of the ventilation shaft and two buildings collapsed. No one got hurt. Szczygłowice Coal Mine and Knurów Coal Mine were connected in 2009, and since 2014 the combined mine has been operating within the structures of Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa.

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?