Margaret Augerinos (B.SW, MAICD) is a qualified Social Worker who has been working in the not-for-profit community services sector for the last 35 years. Margaret has worked in many different settings including family counselling, community health, community legal services, and advocacy and rights organisations.
Margaret is presently the Chief Executive Officer of Centre for Non-Violence (based in Bendigo) which delivers a full range of programs for women and children who experience domestic violence including crisis response, therapeutic and recovery programs, as well as programs for men who use violence towards family members.
Margaret has served on a number of Boards and Committees over the years and is presently on the board of WESNET, a member of the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance Advisory Group, and is on the Interim Board of the Global Network of Women’s Shelters.
Margaret has presented at many conferences nationally and internationally and has presented at side and parallel events at a number of sessions of the United Nations Committee for the Status of Women.
Margaret is a passionate supporter of human rights and in ending gender-based violence against women.