The purpose of the database is to facilitate the Network’s efforts to connect actors across the continent. The database includes names, contact information, and descriptions of individuals and organizations involved in transitional justice or transitional justice related work in Africa. The topical focus of their work ranges from gender and women's rights, to democratization, land rights, displacement and forced migration. Although some may not classify their work as falling within the parameters of 'transitional justice,' the network is conscious that a broad array of human rights and social justice issues are of direct relevance to efforts to transform societies and further the goals of comprehensive justice in countries in transition. Connecting with the full spectrum of actors across the continent is therefore crucial for the ATJRN’s objectives of information exchange and coalition building.