My research investigates Ugandan women's activism in the midst of intermittent armed conflict. I explore feminist theories of peace building that could reshape hegemonic discourses on armed conflict and military engagements. The study uses critical feminist epistemologies to explore meanings of peace building and the gendered dynamics of both surviving and transforming militarism. Based on 23 in-depth interviews with founders and staff and people who have interacted with 5 community based organisations (from three towns - Kitgum, Lira, and Gulu), a combination of thematic and discourse analysis is used to explore women's gendered subjectivities performed across multiple roles and identities. In addition, 9 focus group discussions involving 68 community members who interacted with the women's peace groups were conducted. A qualitative methodology enables the researcher to pay attention to theories of 'peace' that emerge from the micro-politics of Ugandan context during the war. It explores shifting gendered subjectivities amongst women activists and the communities they work with.