Did you know? Women in the IDF serve in front-line combat Roles.
“Voluntary militaries often look at women as less desirable and inferior to men,” the office of the IDF Women’s Affairs Advisor explained. “Our experience is better because service for women is required, and therefore we strive to expand equal opportunities for recruitment and placement, and to empower women’s [military] service through a variety of roles.”
The IDF stands out among the world’s militaries for the high representation of women in the its ranks. In addition to requiring women to enlist in its ranks, the IDF boasts high participation of women in command roles.
Thirty-four percent of those serving in the IDF are women, including 23 percent of all officers and non-commissioned officers. Ninety-two percent of the IDF’s jobs are open to women.