The primary victims of war being women and children is a core issue that ROG intend to address in the immediate and long-term future. Cattle raiding have also contributed to lose of lives of many young men besides the civil wars. Tribal conflicts have much contributed to lose of lives of many especially in the villages and cattle keeping tribes.
Children born during these times have so many complications such as polio deformities, sexually transmitted diseases, loss of sight, etc. Women at reproductive age have undergone a lot of sufferings during delivery, some are infected by diseases, and others lose lives due to complications during birth. The new born are left behind helpless and most times fail to leave long. The husband goes on to remarry living the other children. The old, needy and vulnerable people have no one to take care of them. Young school going children are forced into marriages due to poverty from the parents, school is not considered important. Few of these girls undergo rape cases and gender discrimination due to gender inequality.
All in all, women and children are the most affected human beings in the country and this has inspired Root of Generations to come up with strategies of helping the women in South Sudan. Per Nelson Mandela,
“a country that does not care about its generation does not care about its future”
. The future of every nation depends on the strength of a woman, women are the roots of every generation.