UKRAINIAN CIVIL SOCIETY NEWS, JULY 22
Mahatma Gandhi once said: “Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” Indeed, values tell us a great deal about an individual’s thoughts, actions, and future. And on a societal level, values can provide an indication about a country’s democratic growth. This week’s issue of USAID/ENGAGE Highlights explores civil society’s and Ukrainians’ values, including values of freedom of expression, equality, and human rights. USAID/ENGAGE weekly data visualization shows Ukrainian’s value for their homeland. A partner’s round table stresses the value of accessibility for people with disabilities. At the regional level, public voting efforts ensure the value of expressing citizens’ views. And development of the new national strategy catalyzes the value for civil society.