Tools for Addressing Gender Bias in Sexual Assault Response

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30 Minutes

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January 8, 2020

Kim Lonsway
Kimberly Lonsway, PhD
Director of Research, EVAWI

EVAWI offers a number of resources designed to explore the phenomenon of gender bias, both explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious), and the resulting stereotypes and attitudes that can influence the professional response to, and investigation of, sexual assault. In this brief 30-minute webinar, we will offer a tour of these resources to help identify the presence of gender bias, mitigate its influence, and address key questions about how bias can disadvantage (or advantage) the victim and/or suspect.


As a result of this session, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify, locate, and access EVAWI resources on gender bias.
  • Prepare to explain gender bias and respond effectively to questions.


This project is supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K010 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.