Gender and the role of women have become central concerns  when  analyzing  armed  conflict  and  peace  transitions.  Colombia  has  not  been the exception. How has gender research and activism evolved at the intersec-tion of armed conflict and peacebuilding in Colombia?. Based on a detailed review of academic and official literature, complemented by 27 interviews with  individuals  from  academia,  the  public  sector,  activism,  and  civil  society,  we  identify  some  of  the  most  significant  moments,  dilemmas,  and  milestones  in  this  evolution.

First, we show how scholarly production and activism related  to  gender  have  been  deeply  marked  by  the  armed  conflict,  which  has  made  it  possible to draw attention to the specific experiences of women in war but hindered the  emergence  of  topics  outside  the  needs  and  agendas  of  the  context  of  war. 

We  observed that conversation around gender, conflict, and peace reflects and deepens old  discussions  on  the  center  and  the  periphery:  conversations  on  gender  seem  different  and  distant  at  the  level  of  capital  cities  and  other  regions.  Finally,  it  was  possible to observe the impact of international agendas on intellectual production and activism. The panoramic vision offered by this article seeks to contribute to the state-of-the-art  on  this  topic  in  Colombia  and  the  visibility  of  a  field  under  cons-truction in which gender, armed conflict, and peacebuilding intersect. Unlike  other  research  on  gender  studies  in  Colombia,  we  not  only  conducted  a  documentary and bibliographic analysis but also focused our findings related to the experiences and reflections of people, mainly women, who have worked and led this field, as well as on their biographies.