National Homelessness Conference 2018

Margaret Augerinos

Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Non-Violence

Margaret Augerinos Margaret Augerinos (B.SW) is a qualified Social Worker who has been working in the not-for-profit community services sector for the last 30 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 the 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.  In addition, CNV delivers a range of community engagement and violence prevention programs.  CNV is recognised as a leader in Victoria in responding to and delivering a co-ordinated community response to family violence.

Margaret has served on a number of Boards and Committees over the years and is presently the Victorian representative on WESNET (Women’s Services Network - Australian Women’s Domestic and Family Violence peak), a board member of Homelessness Australia, an Executive Member of the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance 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.