The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) is a worldwide resource and advocacy network for the protection and support of women human rights defenders (WHRD). Created out of the international campaign on WHRD launched in 2005, the coalition asserts that the gender and the nature of the work of those advocating for women's human rights has made them a clear target of attacks, requiring “gender-sensitive mechanisms for their protection and support”, as they state. Coalition is currently composed of 25 members.