We are Huaira
We are internet policy researchers and digital rights advocates.
We focus on freedom of expression, cybersecurity, misuse of biometrics, and information disorders.
We believe that civil society and academic community active role is paramount for a fair and democratic global Internet Governance. We work for access to information, knowledge and participation.
We embrace the power of communications for public good in today’s world. Therefore, we are committed to fight against censorship, propaganda, misinformation, surveillance, and harassment.
Based in Quito (Ecuador), we aim to work throughout the Andean Region.
María José Calderón
Gina Brito Bárcenes
A message from us
We believe that having access to a free and secure Internet is a crucial element of today’s social fabric. Our team works for the betterment of Internet access in Latin America and elsewhere and the dissemination of digital tools for development, from a human rights perspective.
We are devoted to working with communities, stakeholders and governments in the region enhancing their capacities for undertaking projects and enforcing internet policies that work within an open internet framework and respect human rights.
Huaira -true to its meaning- seeks for the empowerment of communities through the use of Internet for citizen’s change.