Houayheuang Xayabouly (Muay)
Ms. Houayheuang Xayabouly, also known as Muay, is a Lao tour guide and shop owner. She is also an environmental and woman human rights defender that contributes to the protection of the rights of the Lao people by highlighting the harms caused by business activities and corruption, as well as calling for solutions to redress this. As a result of Muay's human rights work, she was made an example of by the Lao PDR government. She addressed corruption, called out unfair practises by businesses and companies, and denounced the impacts which they had on the Lao people.