Annual Survey

Bullying and harassment among military conscripts, according to survey

2:48 min
  • All the more conscripts to the Swedish military say that they have been subjected to bullying and harassment from other conscripts, according to an annual survey conducted on behalf of the Armed Forces.
  • In 2020, almost one in five conscripts, around 17 percent, said that they had been subjected to insults or sexual harassment from other conscripts.
  • One former conscript told Swedish Radio News about how fellow conscripts used offensive language about female body parts and gays to insult each other, "What I thought was wrong, no-one else thought was wrong", she said.