MK Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) on Tuesday participated in a central debate at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe which focused on promoting women in the armed forces and preventing gender-based violence and discrimination.

Lavie told the meeting that as part of the Knesset`s efforts to increase its parliamentary supervision over the army, a report is submitted once a year to one of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee`s subcommittees dealing with sexual harassment.

Moreover, she noted, 92% of the positions in the IDF are available to women. Lavie called this ”revolutionary advancement in the integration of women in combat forces and other units.”

MK Aliza takes part in PACE debate on women in the armed forces