Timret Lehiwot Ethiopia (TLHE) is a non-profit, nongovernmental organization with a social enterprise wing founded in July 2004 to fulfil its vision of creating healthy, empowered and inspired societies with a good record of achievements working with communities and partners to bring positive change in Ethiopia.
Timret Lehiwot Ethiopia (TLH) is currently implementing DKT Ethiopia’s Wise Up program nationwide since 2007. Wise Up Program (Wise Up) is DKT Ethiopia’s first large-scale sex worker projects in Africa when it was launched in 2007. It was also the first of its kind in Ethiopia. At its peak in 2015, Wise-Up was active in 28 cities & had 32 drop-in centres (DICs) nationally & was well known within the HIV-prevention community. Since inception, the Program has trained 37,000 female sex worker (FSW) peer educators, conducted tens of thousands of rounds of outreach, and convinced numerous duty bearers-bar owners, police, brokers, and health workers-to help FSW fulfil their rights to health and freedom from violence.