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Zare Urban HIV Prevention Project

The word Zare is an Amharic word which literally mean “Today”. The project designed with the objective of contributing to a reduction in HIV incidence and the mitigation of economic developmental and societal impacts of HIV. It majorly focused in addressing the issue of HIV through focusing in behavioral change intervention and raising the awareness of domestic workers, brokers, High school and University students (in-school youth), Teachers, Female Iddires members, PLWHIV and Health extension workers in urban settings.

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Wise Up

Is a nationwide HIV prevention program targeting sex workers, their clients and other most at-risk populations (MARPs). It is aimed at expanding HIV prevention services among sex workers and their clients. Wise Up is working to bring HIV prevention services to venues associated with transactional sex so that we can reach sex workers and their clients and address the underlying factors, like limited access to condoms and other information and services that go hand-in-hand with HIV transmission.

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Sew Ale

Having a name ``SEW ALE`` Amharic word synonymous with I am inside the toilet, the project intends to change the attitude of the people by changing the environment, showing what can be done about places craving with liquid waste. Initially the programme set up mobile toilets in the Megenagna bus terminals, where there is high liquid waste accumulation. Currently, in addition to the bus terminal in Addis Ababa the project scaled in Hawassa city in the Southern Nations and Nationalities People Region and in different open air mass event areas as well as schools in Addis Ababa and Hawassa.

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Shega

Over many centuries, an extraordinary legacy has nourished Ethiopian crafts across religious, ethnic and communal boundaries. They highlight the country's unique cultural mosaic and offer a powerful tool for pluralism and co-existence.

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Socio - Economic Empowerment

Timret Lehiwot Ethiopia is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization established in June 2004. Re registered on October 30, 2009 as Ethiopian Residents Charity organization according to the new civil society’s legislation to accomplish its mission of support marginalized and hard to reach citizens by providing economical, environmental and psycho-social services. Based on the major organizational thematic areas are; Women Empowerment, HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health, Environment and WASH, Timret Lehiwot Ethiopia has been addressing disadvantaged population groups such as Female Sex Workers, House maids, HIV positive and poor women in all regions of Ethiopia in 28 cities and towns. Timret Lehiwot Ethiopia is one of the organizations with a good record of women socio economic empowerment achievements and currently working with communities and partner organizations to bring positive change through following Programs and Projects: Socioeconomic Empowerment for HIV Positive Women in Addis Ababa – a project which focus on socio economic empowerment of poor and HIV positive women through vocational skill trainings, Wise Up nationwide HIV Prevention Program – a program which focuses on socio economic empowerment of Female Sex Workers through alternative livelihood creation, ZARE Hawassa Urban HIV Prevention Project – a project which focuses on socio economic empowerment of House Maids and Sew Ale WASH Project – a project which focuses on creating toilet management livelihood opportunities for disabled poor women.

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Behavioral Change Impact Survey

The survey provided information about female sex workers’ behaviors, risks, and exposure to DKT’s communication activities. Based on the findings of the survey, social marketing communication interventions will be designed to impact only those behavioral determinants known to positively influence consistent condom use among sex workers. The study took place in 17 Wise-UP program intervention areas namely: Addis Ababa, Assosa, Awassa, Bahir Dar, Dire Dawa, Gambella, Harar, Jijiga, Mekelle, Adama, Shashemane, Nekempt, Gonder, Logia, Dessie, Dukem, and Sodo towns.

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Non Paying Clients "baulka" study report

Sex workers in Ethiopia report they use condoms with 99% of clients but only 65% with their steady partner or “balukas" (a common name for a sex worker’s husband or committed boyfriend). A number of statistical studies show clearly that sex workers reject recommendations to use condoms with their regular partners, in spite of high risk of HIV from frequent partner change and multiple concurrent relationships. The usual reason they give is that they “love and trust” their partners. But what does that mean? How is that decision reached? Are they truly safe? And if not, what can be done about it?

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MARPs Project End Evaluation Report

The Most-At-Risk Populations (MARPS) project was funded by EngenderHealth Ethiopia and implemented by Timret Lehiwot Ethiopia and ISAPSO from 2008 to 2012. The project focused on HIV prevention among most vulnerable social groups in urban cities and HIV/AIDS hot spots. The goal was to decrease the risk of HIV and STI transmission among adults and young people involved in transactional sex

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Sex Work in Ethiopia: Mapping the impact of law, policy and enforcement practices

The criminal law of Ethiopia prohibits soliciting for commercial sex, operating commercial sex venues, profiting from sex work, procuring, trafficking and the sexual exploitation of minors. However commercial sex involving both adults and minors takes place relatively openly throughout cities and towns and the criminal penalties are very rarely enforced. Occasionally sex workers are cleared from streets by police in particular areas of the capital but the laws about sex work do not provide the legal authority for this. Although it is difficult to fully understand the role of adult commercial sex in the Ethiopian HIV epidemic because little data is collected it is clear that many sex workers are living with HIV.

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Wise Up Monitoring and Evaluation Manual

This M & E manual is also envisioned to contribute to the accomplishment of this particular task and allowing to continually define and understand the problem as circumstances and situations are always change\ing as a result of Wise Up’s and other stakeholders interventions and activities. In addition, this manual will ensure quality of service is assured and managed appropriately. In this regard, the concept of Total Quality Management (TQM) is adapted for Wise Up and its principles incorporated into this manual. Regardless, four key actions with sub-actions need to be Implemented to collect and transform data into information to define Wise Up project related problem. Based on the available data, it would also be possible to determine information gap as well as plan further data gathering activities.

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TLH Ethiopia Financial Policies, Management and Procedures

A good financial/accounting system makes it possible for an organization to be financially accountable to all its important donors/stakeholders. It must provide information, which is relevant, understandable, reliable, compete, up-to-date, consistent an acceptable to the external users. Linked to proper system or monitoring and evaluating the work of an organization, a good financial management system makes it possible for the organization to be accountable, for what the money is spent on and how cost-effective it is. This Financial/Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual is therefore, intended to help Timret Le Hiwot Ethiopia (TLHE) to: • Define clearly its financial and accounting policies; • Ascertain that transactions of the organization are recorded in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; • Put in place a system that will provide adequate internal control over the resources of the organization so as to enhance the efficiency to the overall management of its operations; and • Create a system that will enable TLHE meet effectively the reporting requirement to management, board of directors, donors, government counterparts and the public at large

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TLH Ethiopia HR Manual and Procedures

This manual provides a written reference to all policies, procedures and guidelines for staff and management in their day-to-day activities. It has the following objectives: 1. To create a harmonious working relationship between TLH and its employees to facilitate a conducive working atmosphere and maintain a satisfied, self-controlled and motivated work force; 2. By clearly identifying the rights and obligations of employees, to sustain mutual understanding and peaceful working conditions; 3. To ensure that staff development and personnel policies are managed in a consistent, transparent, equitable and effective manner; 4. To provide fair and equal opportunities for the employees to all benefits of TLHE; 5. To create a sense of collective and individual responsibility in the management of TLHE and protecting its interest; 6. To determine organizational discipline and grievance handling mechanisms.

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TLH Ethiopia HIV/AIDS at Work Place Policy

o Overall objective The overall objective of the policy is to create conducive, enabling and free environment that results in improved productivity of the association o Specific objectives The specific objectives of the policy include the following a. To mitigate the impact of HIV AIDS among employees and the association b. To prevent further HIV infection through preventive programs including awareness raising, counseling and training c. To protect employees from any type of discrimination in the world of work based on real or perceived HIV status and sex. d. To promote coordinated response from the part of the donors, association and the government to fight against HIVAIDS

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TLH Ethiopia Logistics Manual

The manual is not only an explanation of processes, policies, procedures and systems but should also be a tool and a reference source for logistics and purchasing requirements supporting the projects and programs of Timret Le Hiwot. This manual is therefore intended as a support document for all those involved in logistics, purchasing and supply processes and decision making, particularly: • Logisticians • Purchasing and supply staff • Project/program managers • Finance staff • Warehouse staff

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