Women of the IDF

The IDF is a professional organization that considers equality a leading ethic and incorporates women in almost every mission.

The State of Israel is the only country in the world that required women to serve in the military. This obligation supports the IDF as the nation’s army that includes the entire society to contribute to the security of the country.






The IDF continues to work on incorporating women while maintaining a secure and professional environment. 

92% of positions in the IDF are available for female soldiers. Today women make up 33% of the IDF, and eight times as many women are serving as military reserves.

Female officers with the rank of Col. grew by 100%, from 2% in 1999 to 4% today. The percentage of female officers with the rank of Lt. Col. Grew by 70% in the last decade, from 7.3% in 1999 to 12.5% today.

Photographer, producer, writers, and designers: Ophir Haglili, Iris Lainer, Ori Shifrin, Ben Ish Revivo, Gal Ashuach, Hadas Duvdevani, Yael Livnat, Sivan Peleg, Idan Sonsino, Katya Krasner, Rotem Pesso, Shachar Kantor, Shai Wagner.