The life of another woman has been claimed by alleged domestic violence.

The 25th woman this year has allegedly died at the hands of a family member.

Trigger warning: This post deals with domestic violence.

A 37-year-old woman has died after being shot on a roadside in Hobart.

Police have charged a 73-year-old man — the woman’s estranged partner — with her murder.

According to ABC News, the man approached the woman in her car on Risdon Road and first several shots using a sawed off shotgun.

The woman was taken to hospital, where later passed away.

The accused is due to appear in court today.

This tragic death brings the total number of women killed in circumstances of alleged domestic violence in Australia to 25 this year — and that’s not counting women killed violently in other circumstances.

The number of women killed each week by a partner or family member has almost doubled since last year. Domestic violence is the single greatest killer of women aged between 15 and 44.

Regardless of class, age, location, race or religion — every woman is at risk.

How many women have to die before something changes?

The following women have also lost their lives in circumstances where they should have felt safe. Some of these matters are still before the courts, meaning their alleged murderers have not yet been convicted:

If this post brings up any issues for you, or if you just feel like you need to speak to someone, please call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) – the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. It doesn’t matter where you live, they will take your call and, if need be, refer you to a service closer to home.

Read more:

Waleed Aly grills Malcolm Turnbull on domestic violence.

NSW Labor MP talks about her experience with domestic violence.

Domestic violence deserves to be on the front page of the newspaper.