MK Stav Shaffir

Member of the Knesset for Zionist Union

Member of Parliament Stav Shaffir is the youngest female parliament member in Israel's history. Shaffir is formally a journalist and peace activist, who became one of the leaders of the Israeli social justice movement that brought hundreds of thousands of Israelis into the streets in the summer of 2011, and became Israel's biggest-ever protest – focusing on housing, equality and democracy. Before the 2011 protest movement began, Shaffir studied for her master’s degree in Philosophy and History of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University. She has a BA in Journalism and Sociology from City University of London, where she was the recipient of the Olive Tree Program scholarship for conflict resolution.

Shaffir is Now in her second term in Parliament, she chairs the Transparency Committee, as well as the Social Justice Caucus. Her success in fighting corruption and creating standards for government accountability made her chair of the OECD's committee on Integrity and Transparency. In 2017 was elected theThe most active MK in social issues.

Shaffir led a reform for budgetary transparency and strategy, exposed the government's secret money transfers, and is fighting to end corrupt usage of tax-payer money.