Wesoła Coal Mine


Since its foundation in 1911, it has had several names. It was founded as Fürstengrube Coal Mine. Later, in 1922, it was named Prince Coal Mine. It stopped working in 1931 and started again in 1937 as Harcerska Coal Mine. After connecting with the newly established Wesoła Coal Mine in Mysłowice, it adopted its name. Between 1967-1990 it was called Lenin Coal Mine, only to return to the name Wesoła Coal Mine again. In 1947, the Górnik Wesoła Football Club was established at the 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?