Buy the book

“Partnering” by Jean Oelwang

Tangible lessons from 60+ of the world's most remarkable partnerships.


Spouses and partners in peace, freedom, and human rights

Desmond and Leah Tutu


Former Archbishop of Johannesburg, Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah spent a lifetime together helping end South Africa’s apartheid system and working for human rights.

“I might make a speech and get a standing ovation, I don’t know why but until Leah says, ‘Oh that was not so bad,’ I am on edge.”

Desmond Tutu

“You know, in marriage there should be no competition but cooperation.”

Leah Tutu

“At one time one of the apartheid government ministers said, ‘The problem with Desmond Tutu is that he talks too much,’ and so when I got home on that day, I said to Leah, ‘Do you want me to keep quite or what? Do you think I talk too much?’ and she said, she would much rather I was happy on Robben Island than to be free and quiet outside, and that was an incredible affirmation that stood me in good stead.”

Desmond Tutu

We would love for you to join us in building relationships that matter.

Get Involved