Alessandra Bocchi is a Tunis-based freelance journalist covering Libya and Tunisia.
Following the overthrow of Gaddafi, Libya's porous southern border has led to an influx of militants posing an increasing threat to the already highly fractured country, writes Alessandra Bocchi.
In-depth: Libyan women played an active part in overthrowing Colonel Gadafi and now their role in society is changing, writes Alessandra Bocchi.
In-depth: Non-Muslims have more rights than elsewhere in the region, but still face discrimination, writes Alessandra Bocchi.
Women who have had pre-marital sex often undergo hymen reconstruction surgery as a way to manufacture their purity for their husbands and families, writes Alessandra Bocchi.