Be a part of the Movement
Inspired by the research and writing of Riane Eisler, and to put these ideas into action, the Center for Partnership Studies (CPS), a nonprofit 501c(3) organization, was founded in 1987. CPS works with individuals and organizations to change consciousness, promote positive personal action, encourage social advocacy, and influence policy.
One of CPS' major projects is the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV), dedicated to stopping the global pandemic of violence against women and children, which a U.N. report described as the most ubiquitous human rights violation in the world. Go to www.saiv.net for details and downloadable resources for violence prevention and to show the link between what happens in families and what happens in the family of nations.
CPS’ other achievements include...
The first international partnership conference, attended by 400 people from 50 countries, hosted by the former first lady of Greece on the island of Crete (1989).
The 1995 CPS study of statistical data from 89 nations, “Women, Men, & the Global Quality of Life,” demonstrating the relationship between women's status and quality of life for all. Published in time for the Beijing UN Women’s Conference, it is still used by national and international agencies working for gender equity.
The Chinese Partnership Research Group at the Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing wrote and published in both English and Chinese The Chalice & The Blade in Chinese Culture (China Social Sciences Publishing House, 1995), using the partnership and domination models to understand China's past and help shape its future. The Academy also publishes every book by Riane Eisler in Chinese.
The Montessori Foundation launched its Center for Partnership Education at its inaugural conference at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California in 2005, and holds annual Spring conferences in California.
In 2007, the California Institute for Integral Studies inaugurated its Master’s degree in Transformative Leadership with a concentration in Partnership Studies. Riane Eisler co-teaches in the program.
We invite you to join the partnership movement and use the resources on the Center for Partnership Studies website to advance a way of life based on harmony with nature, non-violence, and gender, racial, and economic equity