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Margaret Augerinos

Transition Board Member

Margaret Augerinos (B.SW) is a qualified Social Worker who has been working in the not-for-profit community services sector for the last 32 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 coordinated community response to family violence.

Margaret has served on a number of Boards and Committees over the years and is presently on the board of WESNET (Women's Services Network - Australian Women's Domestic and Family Violence peak), 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.

Margaret was a member of Domestic Violence Victoria's Board prior to the decision to merge with DVRCV and will continue to serve on the Transition Board overseeing this change during 2020-21.