Wieczorek Coal Mine


The mine is accompanied by the Nikiszowiec housing estates, built for the miners employed in the mine, and Giszowiec, which has become home to the higher-supervision miners. The coal mine was established in 1883 on the previously existing Morgenroth field. Until 1945, it was part of the Giesche company, and the narrow-gauge railway called Balkan connecting the company's assets ran until 1977. The mine was closed in March 2018.

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?