My research dissertation aims to explore feminist notions of peace building based on narratives of African women activists in Gulu, Kitgum and LIra, northern Uganda. Critical feminist epistemologies will be used to explore meanings of peace building and the gendered dynamics of both surviving and transforming armed conflict. Twenty women's everyday choices about creating peace and reducing violence in Northern Uganda will be drawn on to problematise women's complex and diverse experiences of armed conflict. The study will draw on the work of Isis-WICCE Uganda, a non-governmental organisation that documents the experiences of women who have been through armed conflict. Research participants will be purposively sampled by drawing on Isis WICCE's long history of working with women in Gulu, Lira and Kitgum. Based on in-depth interviews, a combination of thematic and critical feminist discourse analysis will be used to explore women's gendered subjectivities performed across multiple roles and identities.