Zofiówka Coal Mine


In 1980, when it was called the Manifest Lipcowy Coal Mine, the Jastrzębie Agreements were signed (a part of the August Agreements). When the miners' strikes broke out during martial law, clashes with the militia occurred, and 11 miners were injured. In 2018, 250 people were trapped underground due to a collapse. The rescue operation lasted 11 days.

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?