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Guest Name
Ena Lucia Mariaca Pacheco
Ena Lucia Mariaca Pacheco
Guest Occupation
Researcher, Advocate, Volunteer, Author, International Speaker, Co-founder
Guest Biography

Ena Lucia Mariaca Pacheco is a trauma-informed professional specialized in child sexual abuse, exploitation, and trafficking. She has two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and a master's degree in human security from Royal Roads University, Canada. For over a decade, she has worked with the Government of Canada, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, INTERPOL, law enforcement, and lived-experts on research, policy writing, human rights advocacy work, and global projects focused on supporting victims and survivors. Ena Lucia has also assisted vulnerable communities and victims of human trafficking as a volunteer with NGOs in trafficking hotspots. During her time working at Canadian Parliament with Member of Parliament Joy Smith, Ena Lucia built a database to track human trafficking cases and to provide supporting data for Bill C-310, a piece of legislation that enhanced the definition of exploitation in the criminal offense of human trafficking. Using information from this database, Bill C-310 also enabled the prosecution of Canadians who committed crimes against children and human trafficking offenses outside of Canada’s borders. Ena Lucia's research was also used to support Bill S-224, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Trafficking in Persons) before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. Ena Lucia is the Global Ambassador of the Council on Violence against Men and Boys. She is also Co-Founder of the 2024 International Conference on Violence against Men and Boys. Ena Lucia is a trainer and international speaker and has presented her research at international conferences, the United Nations and INTERPOL. She is also a published researcher, and her work can be found in the Child Abuse and Neglect Journal special edition on boys.