Zabrze-Bielszowice Coal Mine


It was established in 1976 due to merging Zabrze Coal Mine (formerly Królowa Luiza Coal Mine, established in 1791) and Bielszowice Coal Mine (built-in 1895). Its name has been in force since 1983; in 1997, it was changed to Bielszowice Coal Mine. In 1993, Rudzka Spółka Węglowa S.A. donated the mining facilities of the Zabrze Coal Mine to the Coal Mining Museum in Zabrze, where the Królowa Luiza Mining Open Air Museum was opened. The Bielszowice Coal Mine (named after the district of Ruda Śląska) is still operating today.

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?