‘We Need You’: Muhammad Ali’s Daughter Laila Ali Voices Her Thoughts Against Human Trafficking

Published 01/24/2023, 1:27 AM EST
LAS VEGAS – AUGUST 17: Female boxer Laila Ali poses with her father, former boxer, Muhammad Ali, after defeating Suzy Taylor after two rounds at the Aladdin Casino on August 17, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo By Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s daughter, Laila Ali, is an icon in her own right. She retired undefeated while holding the WBC, WIBA, IWBF, and IBA female super middleweight titles. Moreover, she also held the IWBF light heavyweight title. Meanwhile, she is an outspoken individual who has no qualms about speaking her mind, on issues close to her heart. In fact, she recently took to social media to open up about human trafficking.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Operation Underground Railroad is a non-profit organization that works on the rescue of individuals who are victims of human trafficking. Notably, they also gave special emphasis on the rescue of children who are victims of trafficking.

The organization recently posted a video on its Instagram page shedding light on the protection of children. It was further written in the caption, “We need you! It’s happening everywhere and we need you to take action to help end it! Share this post with your friends and family today to spread awareness of the truth of child trafficking and exploitation.”

She Bee Stingin’, who is a passionate proponent of human rights, shared the post as a story on her social media page.

Not the first time Laila Ali voiced against human trafficking

It is worth mentioning that this was not the first time that Laila Ali spoke against human trafficking. In fact, she rang in the holiday season with a heartfelt message against the issue.

In an Instagram post, she spoke about taking a stand, by saying, “No matter what time of the year everyone deserves a safe space free of violence and exploitation. Now airports are a common place for human trafficking which happens every single day in communities across the country.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – MAY 03: Laila Ali speaks onstage during the 46th annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Center on May 03, 2019, in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Ali further added, “Now if you’re traveling this holiday season please be alert and stay aware of your surroundings. Signs of trafficking include forced coercion or deception.”

Moreover, she also shared the number of the helpline on her post.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

What are your thoughts on Ali’s statements? Let us know in the comments below.

WATCH THIS STORY – Muhammad Ali’s Last 5 Professional Boxing Matches

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Joshua Ben Joseph

765 articles

Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

Edited By: Shibu Immanuel

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK