She is the first African woman to win the peace prize.
And that's true, too, of the three women who shared the peace prize this year.
That is especially true of the peace prize, often called the world's highest honor.
The peace prize often carries a political message, but never before has it been so pointed.
The peace prize, first given in 1901, has always been the trickiest of the lot.
Candidates for the peace prize are usually proposed by members of a national legislature.
The reason for the peace prize is less clear.
The humans gave him something called a peace prize, too.
"I know they want to take advantage of the peace prize and raise the public awareness," she says.
And Obama was awarded the peace prize for essentially "being black".