Wawel Coal Mine


It was established at the end of the 18th century as Brandenburg Coal Mine and was one of the first hard coal mines in Upper Silesia. In the following years, it was expanded with other coal fields. At the beginning of 1971, the Wawel Coal Mine was established from the merger of the Walenty-Wawel Coal Mine and Paweł Coal Mine. The last time the coal from Wawel Coal Mine was extracted was May 28, 1997.

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?